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Ricky Burns is Nailed Again as Ocampo Withdraws

Ricky Burns' defense of the WBO lightweight crown on Saturday night is now in jeopardy after Jose Ocampo's unexpected withdrawal. Ocampo pulled out following the death of his trainer from a heart attack and Burns is still expected to fight at Excel Arena in London, but his WBO lightweight title might not be on the line. Burns was originally scheduled to face Liam Walsh, but the Norfolk fighter was hurt in a car crash and then Ocampo was brought in.

Promoter Alex Morrison told STV: "The fight is off. Jose Ocampo's trainer died. We're searching for another opponent and we're optimistic we'll get one. However, time will tell if it will be a world title fight. Morrison admitted that Burns has been left frustrated by this latest setback. It's definitely upsetting for Ricky. He's pretty disappointed. I'm meeting him later this afternoon and hopefully we can get another opponent by close of play today."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rampant on 12-11-2012

[QUOTE=Sparked_26;12800240]Is it just going to be an 8-rounder now? I'd imagine Peter McDonagh is running in a binbag in a sauna in East London somewhere.[/QUOTE] lol, now that made me giggle! I would hate to be promoted by Warren. Like…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 12-11-2012

Is it just going to be an 8-rounder now? I'd imagine Peter McDonagh is running in a binbag in a sauna in East London somewhere.

Comment by gingeralbino on 12-11-2012

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;12800185]Wonder what sort of opponent is going to be picked with less than a week remaining... "peeleft:[/QUOTE] well when they had a months notice the guy they picked wasnt any good, and when they had a few months notice they…

Comment by D-MiZe on 12-11-2012

Wonder what sort of opponent is going to be picked with less than a week remaining... "peeleft:

Comment by Boxing1706 on 12-11-2012

[QUOTE=jayjames616;12798463]He has no reason to not fight Broner now. Let's see if he'll duck the Problem again.[/QUOTE] Not being able to make weight and moving up to fight a bigger guy for a world title is hardly ducking?? Do your…

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