Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Ricky Burns Set To Retain Tony Sims as Trainer - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  4/16/2014       Read more by Nick Halling            &
   
Ricky Burns Set To Retain Tony Sims as Trainer
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

By Nick Halling

Former WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns is on the point of joining the Essex gym of trainer Tony Sims as he looks to rebuild his career. Official confirmation is expected before the end of the week.

Burns split from longtime trainer Billy Nelson following his defeat to the American Terence Crawford in February, and has been training with Sims in Loughton, Essex, this week. Sims is highly-regarded within the business, and last year steered Darren Barker to the IBF middleweight title.

Sims was also in Burns's corner - at Nelson's request - for his fight with Crawford. There is no suggestion that Sims has poached the fighter. However, after three disappointing performances in a row, Burns had come to the conclusion that he needed to freshen up his training regime.

Burns will benefit from top-quality sparring at the Sims gym, against former foe Kevin Mitchell. Having two elite-level lightweights under the same roof should not be a problem. The two boxers get on well and are respectful of each other's abilities.

Politically, there should be no conflict of interest in the short term. Mitchell has an eliminator for Miguel Vazquez's IBF title next month, while promoter Eddie Hearn has already identified WBC boss Omar Figueroa as the target for Burns.

Nick Halling is a commentator for Sky Sports.

Tags: Ricky Burns



 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Rosseboi, on 04-16-2014
You can't polish a turd.....

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (1) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Leo Santa Cruz: This Is The Har...
  Antoine Douglas To Headline Sho...
  Andy Lee: My World Class KO Pow...
  Zerafa Doesn’t Feel Quillin Wil...
  Kiko Martinez Will Return on No...
  Leo Santa Cruz Says Focus is To...
  Opponent Named For Zab Judah 9/...
  Susi Kentikian Back on 10/2, Gr...
  Magdaleno: The Title Was Basica...
  Peter Quillin Says Move Up to 1...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2015 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.