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Warren: Burns Heading To Lightweight, WBO Title Shot

By Rick Reeno

According to promoter Frank Warren, WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns (39-2, 9KOs) is going to move up to the lightweight division. Burns was slated to face mandatory challenger Adrien Broner (21-0, 17KOs) on November 26th in Cincinnati. But, earlier this week the champion's manager, Alex Morrison, advised his boxer to turn the fight down. Morrison disclosed that his fighter is struggling to make the division limit of 130-pounds.

Warren views the move as a chance for his boxer to make history.

"Ricky Burns can become Scotland's first two-weight world champion this century when he challenges for the vacant interim WBO world lightweight title. It will be great for Ricky if he wins, as the last Scot to do it was Paul Weir in 1995," Warren noted.

The move by Burns will leave Broner without a dance partner for the November date. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer will attempt to match Broner with the highest available WBO contender, Eloy Perez (22-0, 6KOs). Both Broner and Perez are promoted by Golden Boy. If Perez turns the fight down, then Broner would fight another ranked opponent for the vacant WBO belt.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ray* on 09-10-2011

[B]We are talking about Warren here, why are people surprised?[/B]

Comment by daggum on 09-10-2011

why doesn't he just fake an injury 3 times like joe cal? that way he can keep his belt and keep fighting useless cans. i guess this is what separates the greats from the not so greats.

Comment by mrbigshot on 09-10-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11112315]wow, what a cowardly move. . . go ahead and kiss any future chance at an HBO appearance goodbye. . . Burns also seemed rather anxious to get Mzonke Fana in the ring, a much more winnable fight on paper.…

Comment by KillerRightHook on 09-10-2011

[B]Sounds like he's trying to avoid a mandatory threat.[/B]

Comment by S.G. on 09-10-2011

What a joke.

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