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Ricky Burns' Manager Wants Weight Move To 140-Pounds

By Edward Chaykovsky

Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11KOs) is not ready to call it a day, says manager Alex Morrison. Burns is now 1-1-2 in his last four fights and was upset last Friday by unknown Dejan Zlaticanin over twelve rounds. Burns struggled in all four outings - with Terence Crawford, Ray Beltran and Jose Gonzalez being the other three opponents. Burns' last impressive win was a fourth round TKO of Kevin Mitchell in September 2012.

Morrison wants Burns to begin a new chapter in his career, at 140-pounds.

"I'd like Ricky to move up to light-welterweight, where I have no doubt he could win a third world title," Morrison told BBC Scotland. "I think he definitely won't call it a day. Against Dejan he won the last few rounds easily, but the knockdown in the first round disrupted his fight plan."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 07-04-2014

My issue is he never really got blown out. He struggled even in losing. He has the ability to hang on, even do some damage. Could be he's just missing something in his character, a couple of losses aren't a…

Comment by mrbigshot on 07-04-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14724856]Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11KOs) is not ready to call it a day, says manager Alex Morrison. Burns is now 1-1-2 in his last four fights and was upset last Friday by unknown Dejan Zlaticanin over twelve rounds. Burns struggled in…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 07-04-2014

Bad idea. He needs to have a size advantage or he will lose to any decent fighter, as we've seen.

Comment by Accountoffline on 07-04-2014

Burns is done as a World Champion fighter, moving to 140 I can only see him getting KO'd he wont have the power to make any fighter respect him and his heart will only take him so far.

Comment by jacksonrr on 07-04-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14725096]In Burns's biggest wins (Martinez, Moses & Mitchell) he had a distinct size advantage. Moving up to 140 further takes that advantage away. I don't see the sense in it and looking at the top 10, I don't see…

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