Ricky Burns Hungry To Win a World Title at 140

Ricky Burns is aiming to win a world title at a third weight, according to his manager Alex Morrison.

The former WBO super featherweight and lightweight champion is stepping up to light-welterweight after losing two fights in a row.

The 31-year-old Coatbridge fighter is set to make his comeback from defeat against Dejan Zlaticanin when he takes to the ring in Leeds on October 4, and Morrison believes he will return a better boxer with the extra weight.

Burns was unconvincing in the final two successful defences of his nine-fight stretch as a world champion.

He recovered from a broken jaw against Raymundo Beltran but lost his title to classy American Terence Crawford before his shock defeat to Zlaticanin.
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Morrison told BBC Scotland: "Ricky was finding it increasingly harder to make the weight.

"He was virtually eating nothing before the weigh in and I think that had a lot to do with his last three performances."

Morrison added: "He is just looking forward to October and fighting at the new weight. We're planning on him winning a third world title."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Skorpion on 08-21-2014

One of the nicest guys in boxing but it's over. Be satisfied with a good career before it goes downhill quickly and you end up getting hurt.

Comment by jas on 08-21-2014

Burns vs Broner for the Title!

Comment by Cobra_ on 08-21-2014

Burns is done. He's not been the same since Gonzalez gave him a beating until he quit in his corner.

Comment by Hougigo on 08-20-2014

Dude has zero chance at 140

Comment by hamada44 on 08-20-2014

Ricky burns is deluded. He has benefited from perfect match making his whole career. He has always been limited and hes over achieved. He cant admit it so he changed trainer and then lost now hes blaming the weight. He…

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