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Ricky Burns: Forget Josh Taylor, He Won't Even Beat Ohara Davies

Ricky Burns has told Josh Taylor to forget about fighting him as he plans his return from his super-lightweight unification defeat to Julius Indongo on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old had put his WBA belt on the line with the unbeaten Namibian putting his IBF and IBO titles up for grabs at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and the African proved too good over 12 rounds before taking a unanimous points decision.

Taylor, 26, managed by former world champion Barry McGuigan, has racked up a 9-0 winning record since turning professional and the Coatbridge man has been targeted for an all-Scottish fight.

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However, Burns will not consider the Prestonpans fighter, who won a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

He said: "I'm not entertaining that fight. Josh is a cracking fighter. I get on well with him.

"He's the Commonwealth champion, but how many fights has he had? There are a lot of far bigger fights out there for me.

"I don't think it's Josh who wants the fight. He would obviously take it if it was offered to him. But I think it's more Barry McGuigan pushing his name out there.

"There's guys like (gym-mate) Ohara Davies. Fight him first and see how they do with him. I guarantee they wouldn't get by him."

It was a tough night for Burns who could find few answers to the awkward and rangy southpaw.

However, the Scot remains confident that he still has a lot to offer.

He said: "I've still got a few years left of me and big fights ahead of me. I'm not finished yet. Losing is the most gutting feeling. It's not nice, but I've always said I'll fight anyone. I'm not afraid to lose.

"I've done it before. Everyone knows what I'm like. Just give me a time and a place and I'll go in with the best.

"This is all I've ever wanted to do. I'll take a few weeks off, have a holiday with my family, then see my options.

"It would be good to get another big fight here. If there's an offer to go to America, I'd be up for that as well."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 04-18-2017

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;17598855]Youd suspect Flanagan will be there soon too, before the end of the year. Think hes only got one fight left in him at 135. Crolla aswell. Probably domestically the best weight class, plenty of good fights. But as…

Comment by Randall Cunning on 04-17-2017

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;17598460]With the likes of Nurse, Taylor, Cattrell & Davies things look pretty promising in the UK @ 140Lb. Let's just hope that the fights that should happen do happen![/QUOTE] Youd suspect Flanagan will be there soon too, before the…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 04-17-2017

With the likes of Nurse, Taylor, Cattrell & Davies things look pretty promising in the UK @ 140Lb. Let's just hope that the fights that should happen do happen!

Comment by Mick Higgs on 04-17-2017

With the likes of Taylor, Cattrell & Davies thing look pretty good in the UK @ 140Lb. Let's hope the contests that should happen do happen!

Comment by thack on 04-17-2017

It seems these days you get beaten out of sight and then demand a big named money fight ask Amir Khan !

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