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Ricky Burns' Mandatory Options: Gonzalez, Kim or Rees?

by Edward Chaykovsky

The World Boxing Organization has ordered lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10KOs) to make a mandatory defense in his next fight. Based on the availability of the top ten contenders, the most probable opponents include - Jose A. Gonzalez (20-0, 15KOs and ranked at 4), Ji-Hoon Kim (24-7, 18KOs and ranked at 7) and Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18KOs and ranked at 8).

Gonzalez defends the WBO Latino title against Eudy Bernardo (13-0, 8KOs) on October 6th. If he wins, his promoter Puerto Rico Best Boxing has no problems with doing business with Burns' promoter Frank Warren.

Adrien Broner is ranked at number one but he is already heading for a WBC title shot against Antonio DeMarco on November 17. Last Saturday, Burns knocked out the boxer ranked at two, Kevin Mitchell. Ranked at number three is Sharif Bogere, who has a November fight scheduled for the WBA title against Richard Abril.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ223 on 09-27-2012

[QUOTE=chocolate;12554329]Rees is with Eddie Hearn on sky sports and Burns is with Frank Warren on boxnation. I would be suprised and shocked if they could get a deal agreed.[/QUOTE] [B]Pretty much.....[/B]

Comment by [email protected] on 09-27-2012

I dont know why you guys all assume Rees, since is a mandatory the higher ranked fighter gets first dibs. So if Gonzalez wins on October 6, he gets to negotiate first. I'm 99.9 sure Warren wil try and low…

Comment by KingKhan1 on 09-26-2012

Gavin Rees is unlikely unless Hearn lets Rees fight on Boxnation. Theres a big power struggle at present between the two which could hamper the fight being made. Havent seen much of the other two, but needs to be a…

Comment by HughJass on 09-26-2012

burns vs rees is a barnstormer of a fight thats the one they should go for probly not but they should

Comment by chocolate on 09-26-2012

Rees is with Eddie Hearn on sky sports and Burns is with Frank Warren on boxnation. I would be suprised and shocked if they could get a deal agreed.

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