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 Last update:  9/26/2012       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Ricky Burns' Mandatory Options: Gonzalez, Kim or Rees?
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by Edward Chaykovsky

The World Boxing Organization has ordered lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10KOs) to make a mandatory defense in his next fight. Based on the availability of the top ten contenders, the most probable opponents include - Jose A. Gonzalez (20-0, 15KOs and ranked at 4), Ji-Hoon Kim (24-7, 18KOs and ranked at 7) and Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18KOs and ranked at 8).

Gonzalez defends the WBO Latino title against Eudy Bernardo (13-0, 8KOs) on October 6th. If he wins, his promoter Puerto Rico Best Boxing has no problems with doing business with Burns' promoter Frank Warren.

Adrien Broner is ranked at number one but he is already heading for a WBC title shot against Antonio DeMarco on November 17. Last Saturday, Burns knocked out the boxer ranked at two, Kevin Mitchell. Ranked at number three is Sharif Bogere, who has a November fight scheduled for the WBA title against Richard Abril.

Tags: Jose Gonzalez , Ricky Burns , Gavin Rees


 

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comment by MJ223, on 09-27-2012
[QUOTE=chocolate]Rees is with Eddie Hearn on sky sports and Burns is with Frank Warren on boxnation. I would be suprised and shocked if they could get a deal agreed.[/QUOTE] Pretty much.....

comment by S@rgentKO, on 09-27-2012
I dont know why you guys all assume Rees, since is a mandatory the higher ranked fighter gets first dibs. So if Gonzalez wins on October 6, he gets to negotiate first. I'm 99.9 sure Warren wil try and low ball him plus trying to make him go to Scotland(understandble since Burns is the champ wit...

comment by KingKhan1, on 09-26-2012
Gavin Rees is unlikely unless Hearn lets Rees fight on Boxnation. Theres a big power struggle at present between the two which could hamper the fight being made. Havent seen much of the other two, but needs to be a step up. If broner or demarco are future projects for burns he needs a steep rise ...

comment by HughJass, on 09-26-2012
burns vs rees is a barnstormer of a fight thats the one they should go for probly not but they should

comment by chocolate, on 09-26-2012
Rees is with Eddie Hearn on sky sports and Burns is with Frank Warren on boxnation. I would be suprised and shocked if they could get a deal agreed.

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