Ricky Burns To Fight On, Eyes Anthony Crolla Rematch

Former three division world champion Ricky Burns has no desire to retire from the sport.

Some have called on Burns (41-7-1, 14 KOs) to retire from the sport after losing back to back fights and going winless in 2017.

In the first half of the year, Burns was dominated over twelve rounds by Julius Indongo. And in the second half he lost a hard fought twelve round decision to Anthony Crolla.

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Burns is targeting a ring return on a date in March or April - and hopes the contest will come against Crolla in a rematch.

Their October bout saw the judges hand down scores of 116-113, 117-112, 116-114 for Crolla, but there were many who felt the contest could have easily been scored a draw.

Burns felt he did enough to win and wants the rematch to take place in his backyard.

“My ideal fight would be in Glasgow ,” Burn said. “I went down to Manchester to fight in front of his crowd and it was a really good atmosphere. I want to have that same thing up here. It’ll be a good rematch.”

And Burns has no intention of returning to the junior welterweight division. He will campaign from this point forward back in the lightweight ranks.

“I’ll get Christmas Day up here with the family and then it’s right back into the serious stuff,” Burns told the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser. “I’ll be able to enjoy a good meal — which isn’t always the case when you’re trying to cut weight before a fight!

“Obviously against (Julius) Indongo I was gutted to lose the belt and with how that fight went. I then went back down to lightweight against Crolla and I think that is where I really show my best. That is one fight we had spoken about for a good while, so we were happy to get that one under our belt."

“I think I showed that is the weight I’m most comfortable at. Obviously when I had the chance to go and fight for titles at light-welterweight I was going to take it. To be honest, looking back I’m probably just a bit too small for that division. I’m definitely staying at lightweight now.“

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Madison boxing on 12-25-2017

Burns is shot to **** and was never even good in the first place despite what the crawford fans say. He's been living off beating Kevin Mitchell who was a budget fighter himself. Burns is your stereotypical Scottish fighter I.e…

Comment by knockoutkid on 12-25-2017

I would like to see someone wipe that fake mr nice guy persona off smug crolla's face. Shame the kid don't have the heart to leave joe gallagher cause he could be a half decent pressure fighter. But I think…

Comment by knockoutkid on 12-25-2017

Taylor can beat both these bum's up, it's another paul smith situation where these (now has been's) are going to be carried and put in soap opera fights all cause they blew their money.

Comment by knockoutkid on 12-25-2017

burns has one plan and that's the jab, if that doesn't work he's got nothing else. He couldn't do anything against indongo cause he had no plan b, he probably doesn't have the skills to fight moving his head and…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-25-2017

not sure why crolla needs to fight him again..

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