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 Last update:  12/10/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Ricky Burns is Nailed Again as Ocampo Withdraws
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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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comment by rampant, on 12-11-2012
[QUOTE=Sparked_26]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 a few other have said I mean Liam Walsh as first choice, tha...

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]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 picked a prospect. So im guessing with 1 week they're gonna pi...

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]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 ****ing homework son Burns and Broner is almost a done deal,the...

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