Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ricky Burns Still Aims For a Juan Manuel Marquez Fight

Juan Manuel Marquez's defeat to Manny Pacquiao on Saturday keeps alive the possibility of a fight with WBO interim-world lightweight champion Ricky Burns. Marquez is the holder of the full WBO title at Burns' weight but had moved up to welterweight to take on the legendary Filipino in Las Vegas. Burns decisions Michael Katsidis last week to become the mandatory challenger to Marquez's title.

Burns' trainer Billy Nelson told BBC Scotland: "We would love to fight Marquez but it all depends on what he wants to do. We wouldn't be thinking we'd made it just by getting a bout with Marquez; we'd be there to win it. He might go for a rematch with Pacquiao, he might retire or he might decide to drop back down to lightweight and defend his title.

"If he does defend his belt, then he has to fight Ricky because he has the interim title and is the mandatory challenger."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 11-13-2011

[QUOTE=S.J. II;11413801]Fight Broner you ducking coward.[/QUOTE] Coward? Any fighter that gets in the ring deserves better than that. I'm sure you've proved yourself to be very tough in your bouts. But he needed to move up. He looked huge against…

Comment by southpaw_07 on 11-13-2011

Burns should be thinking of fighting the winner of Rios - Murray instead

Comment by southpaw_07 on 11-13-2011

if Burns promoter can offer JMM more than $10 million, which is the probably guarantee for a rematch with Manny, then they may have a fight, that is may have a fight... :D

Comment by S.J. II on 11-13-2011

Fight Broner you ducking coward.

Comment by UglyPug on 11-13-2011

lol yes burns is my boy, but he has no business fighting marquez after what marquez did last night. . . burns should just take the title marquez is about to vacate - 'quez has got bigger fish to fry.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Kosei Tanaka Out for Two Months Due To Eye Socket Fractures Video: Bernard Hopkins Gets Deep on Canelo vs. Golovkin Video: Jorge Linares Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Mikey Garcia, More Kovalev Laughs: I Said I'd Stop Andre Ward's Career - It's True! Video: Kathy Duva Talks Kovalev Return, Ward Retirement Video: Lou DiBella Talks Wilder vs. Ortiz, Joshua, More Photos: Linares, Campbell - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Valdez-Servania, Ramirez-Hart - On Weight For War Jorge Linares: I Want The Best - Mikey Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko Froch: No Sour Grapes, But I'm Not Sad To See Andre Ward Go Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - Golden Boy on ESPN, October 19 Luis Ortiz Fires Back at Wilder: Don't Get Caught With Weed Again! Barthelemy-Ramirez: Donation Going To Earthquake Victims Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev Secured By Showtime Matty Askin Out Of British Title Clash With Stephen Simmons Lee Selby Voices Frustrations At Not Landing Big Fights Kovalev on Ward's Retirement: Good for Boxing, Fans & Division! DiBella: ‘This is Some Crazy Sh*t’ Wilder Is Doing With Luis Ortiz! Dorticos-Kudryashov: 10% of Gate Going To Hurricane Relief Effort Christian Gonzalez Tops LA Fight Club Card on October 6 Kem Ljungquist Inks Promotional Pact With Team Sauerland Ramirez's Trainer Predicts Big Statement Win Over Jesse Hart Andre Ward Announces His Retirement From Boxing Luis Ortiz: Wilder F***ed Up! He'll Run a Lot & Embarrass Himself Kovalev: Right Now It's 1-1; I Want a Third Fight With Ward Roach on The Miguel Cotto vs. Mikey Garcia Possibility Frank Warren: Tyson Fury Has Every Right To Be Furious! Saunders vs. Golovkin is The Preferred Fight, Says Warren Hall Vows To Take Out Butler, Then Wants McDonnell Conlan: Golovkin is Sliding, I Don't Think He Wins Canelo Rematch Golden Boy Prez: Canelo Can Improve, Golovkin Can't Get Better! Wilder to Ortiz: Don't F*** Up Our Fight By Using PEDs Again! Joseph Parker Views Fury Bout as First Step in Big Overseas Run Mikey Garcia Serious: I'd Go To 154 For Miguel Cotto in December Photos: Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell Come Together at Workouts News: Michael Dutchover, Josh Crespo, Dennis Hobson, More Conor McGregor May Help in Push To Extend Ali Act To MMA Wilder: I Don't Want to Hear Luis Ortiz Is Old After I Beat Him Arum Eyes Crawford-Horn, Pacquiao Rejects Rematch in Australia Video: Deontay Wilder Discusses Luis Ortiz Clash
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement