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Top Rank Wants Burns vs. Crawford in Early 2014

by David P. Greisman

Terence Crawford is the mandatory challenger to World Boxing Organization lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns, and Crawford’s promoter doesn’t want to wait too long to make that fight happen.

“We’re going to be looking to do the lightweight title fight after the first of the year,” said Todd duBoef of Top Rank, speaking at the post-fight press conference following Crawford’s decision win over Andrey Klimov on Oct. 5 on HBO.

Burns suffered a broken jaw in his Sept. 7 bout with Ray Beltran, which ended as a controversial draw. Bob Arum of Top Rank, citing Burns’ promoter, claimed that Burns has been told he’ll be cleared to fight as of the end of December and will be ready in January.

Burns, 30, is 36-2-1 with 11 knockouts. Crawford, 26, is 22-0 with 16 knockouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by zee187 on 10-06-2013

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;13816685]Why does it take Victor Ortiz 1.5 years to heal, while Burns only a few months?[/QUOTE] Because victor's jaw kept quitting during the healing process Lolzwut?

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 10-06-2013

Why does it take Victor Ortiz 1.5 years to heal, while Burns only a few months?

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 10-06-2013

Burns should have cashed out with that Broner payday. Now look where his career is headed.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 10-06-2013

[QUOTE=bigcursedawg;13815863][QUOTE=Jocknerd94;13815788]Mikey is a smart and sound boxer with really good power. He would give anybody problems. Also we have really yet to see how Crawford takes a good punch so keep that in That might be true about Garcia at…

Comment by Biolink on 10-06-2013

[QUOTE=phatcatboxing;13815391]Go home top rank, you're drunk :alcoholic[/QUOTE] They must be RIP Ricky Burns if this fight comes off

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