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Ricky Burns Manager: Broner Deal Not Done, Likely Off

By Chris LaBate

WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns may be on the verge of vacating his title for a move to the lightweight division. Contrary to numerous reports stating that Burns is traveling to the United States to face mandatory challenger Adrien Broner on November 26th - Burns' manager, Alex Morrison, appeared on BBC Radio and said the fight is in doubt because Burns is having issues with making the weight.  

"My worry is Ricky making the weight," explained Morrison. "It gets more difficult for fighters to keep making the 9st, 4lbs [130-pounds] as they get older. Ricky is now 28 and it was always the plan for him to move up to lightweight."

"Look at Alex Arthur and the problems he had with making his mark. It was a big factor in Scott Harrison's downfall too. I've spoken to [promoter Frank] Warren about my concerns and he agrees with me. Money isn't everything"

"Nothing is signed or sealed [to face Broner] but I am advising him against the fight. Ricky is on the verge of taking my advice and saying no. I would like him to relinquish the [super featherweight] belt and move up to win a second world title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sicko on 09-06-2011

[QUOTE=americanbot;11093451]when is brad solomon fighting again? jesus f*ck the guy hasn't fought for 6 months...........:no:[/QUOTE] I don't know, haven't heard anything, probably having problems getting GOOD FIGHTS!

Comment by americanbot on 09-06-2011

[QUOTE=sicko;11093424]lol look at all these TOUGH GUYS on the INTERNET lol SMART MOVE BURNS!!! VERY SMART!!! Match Up Wise...STYLE WISE...HORRIBLE MATCH UP FOR BURNS!!! :no: Now don't get me wrong I certainly DON'T AGREE with ducking of cherry picking one…

Comment by junior gong on 09-06-2011

If he cant make the weight and be comfortable then he should move up. I cant see the problem here. He is going to give up a world title and move to a division with way more talent where it…

Comment by sicko on 09-06-2011

lol look at all these TOUGH GUYS on the INTERNET lol SMART MOVE BURNS!!! VERY SMART!!! Match Up Wise...STYLE WISE...HORRIBLE MATCH UP FOR BURNS!!! :no: Now don't get me wrong I certainly DON'T AGREE with ducking of cherry picking one…

Comment by [email protected] on 09-06-2011

Burns, is a fukking b*tch, first he dont want to rematch rocky in a neutral site and now he ducks Broner, I hope he gets KTFO in his next fight!!!

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