Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ricky Burns Talks New Trainer, Ring Return, More

Former WBO lightweight world champion Ricky Burns has announced that Tony Sims is to train him for his next fight, following his split from Billy Nelson.

And Burns will return to action in Glasgow at the end of June, although his opponent has yet to be confirmed.

Burns lost his world title when he was beaten unanimously on points by America's Terence Crawford in Glasgow at the start of March.

But the 31-year-old is confident he can bounce back and is eyeing a possible showdown with WBC champion Omar Figueroa at some point.

Explaining the decision to change trainers, Burns told Sky Sports: "After the last fight I sat down with my family. We spoke about it and I just felt as if I needed a change.

"I decided to find a new trainer and I've come down this week and teamed up with Tony Sims.

"It's a great gym and I get on really well with Tony. It's a great bunch of lads in the gym: Kevin Mitchell, Anthony Joshua, John Ryder.

"We actually go to Spain on Monday as well, so things are looking good."

Regarding the defeat to Crawford, he added: "It has just made me more determined now. I have got some things I'd like to prove to myself.

"After the fight, people were saying I was finished and I was past it, but there is still a lot more to come from me.

"We are looking at the end of June back in Glasgow, possibly going down the WBC route, so we just need to wait and see what happens.

"It was annoying me that people were saying 'he is past his best' and 'he's not really looked good these last couple of fights' but I think the change of trainer, getting some new ideas and just a total change of scenery, is going to be for the good.

"I think it's going to bring out the best in me and I'm looking forward to getting back in the ring now."

As for possible future opponents, he said: "I'd love to get the rematch with Crawford. Although he was good, I wouldn't say he was so good that I wouldn't fight him again.

"I'd be more than happy to go to America, if that's what they wanted.

"But (promoter) Eddie Hearn wanted me to step back and get my confidence back, so we'll just take it from there.

"I do feel I belong at world level, so we will see what happens. Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks we will find out who the next opponent is going to be."

John Murray and Anthony Crolla will square off on Saturday and Burns was asked if the winner of that bout could be a potential opponent.

"Never say never," he said.

"It's going to be a cracking fight on Saturday. Eddie said the only fight for me on the British scene would be if it was a world title eliminator, so it could happen."

Tags: Ricky Burns image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 04-17-2014

[QUOTE=Corelone;14438645][B]What happened to fighting where you can make the most money?[/B] Even now, with a recent loss (no shame), he could make more in a Vegas eliminator/paper title fight. I think he fears real money, the center stage. He's a…

Comment by Corelone on 04-17-2014

What happened to fighting where you can make the most money? Even now, with a recent loss (no shame), he could make more in a Vegas eliminator/paper title fight. I think he fears real money, the center stage. He's a…

Comment by moonshineman on 04-17-2014

Good Move.

Comment by thack on 04-17-2014

Good luck Ricky . He's seems a really nice, honest and level headed kid.He's a good fighter, a credit to the game.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Joshua Reveals That Takam Confronted Him After Breazeale Win DeGale: Badou Jack is Not in My Class at All - I Want Rematch! De La Hoya: If Lemieux Wins - Canelo Fight Possible if No Golovkin Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him Murata: N'dam First, Ultimately Shooting for GGG-Canelo Winner 'PBC on FOX' Tripleheader Averaged 1.48 Million Viewers Saturday Pulev: It Was Tough Decision To Withdraw From Joshua Fight Bermane Stiverne Signs Contract For Deontay Wilder Rematch Anthony Joshua Admits He's in "No Rush" To Fight in United States Showtime Viewership Went Down During Lara-Gausha Main Event Luis Nery Sets Return, Faces Arthur Villanueva on November 4 Rey Vargas To Defend WBC Belt in HBO Co-Feature To Cotto vs. Ali News: Hall of Fame Update, Steve Forbes Sets Card, More Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs, Tye Brooks Win in Mexico HBO Sports Head: I Commend Cotto For Facing a Young, Hungry Ali Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO Photos: Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Go Face To Face in New York Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy’s Prez: Open to Rematch in March Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout Ricky Hatton Confident That Zhakiyanov Will Shock Burnett Team Sauerland, SPORT1 Agree on Three Year TV Deal World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final in Saudi Arabia Ray Beltran Manager is Fired Up - Tears Apart Terry Flanagan David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete! Hearn: Bellew The Favorite in Rematch, Haye is Over if He Loses Shane McGuigan Has No Regrets Over Split With Frampton, Haye Lauren Confident That She Will Get Revenge on Cecilia Braekhus Conrad Cummings Inks With MTK Global Groves: If I Box Like I Did With Cox - Then Eubank Has No Chance! Beterbiev: I Was Ready For Andre Ward - I'm Ready For Anyone News: Nurse vs. Catterall, Mohamed Soltby, Andrew Moloney Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts Suddenly, Promoting The 154-Pounders is a Growth Industry Wilder: Anthony Joshua Don't Sound Confident About Us Fighting! Derry Mathews Staying Away, Not Planning To Make Return
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement