Ricky Burns Boxing News

Scottish Boxing: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By Gav Duthie: Despite the nation only having 13 ex world champions in the history of boxing there have been a couple of times where Scottish fans have had the excitement of watching two of them face each other. Ricky Burns v Scott Harrison is not one of those times. This is a fight that […]

Is moving up in weight really the answer?

By Gav Duthie: It seems to be a continuing trend that when a boxer loses a fight he isn’t supposed to, weight issues are often given as the the excuse. Ex 2 division world champion Ricky Burns is the latest to make a strategic move up to 140 lbs as he tries to rebuild his […]

Ricky Burns moving up to 140 for next fight on October 4th

By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Burns (31-4-1, 11 KOs) will be moving up to the light welterweight division for his next fight on October 4th in Leeds against an opponent still to be determined. Burns, 31, has lost his last two fights in defeats against Dejan Zlaticanin and Terence Crawford this […]

Ricky Burns to fight on October 4th

By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) will be making his comeback on October 4th in Leeds against an opponent still to be determined, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn. Burns, 31, suffered an elbow injury in his upset 12 round split decision loss in his last fight to […]

Hearn wants Burns to move up to 140

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn plans on having the struggling former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KO’s) to move up to 140 to campaign as a light welterweight. Hearn feels that the 31-year-old Burns has been at lightweight too long, and that he might be better off fighting at […]

Hearn likes Ricky Burns – Scott Harrison fight

By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn says that former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison (27-3-2, 15 KO’s) is one of the names that he’s thinking of putting with his struggling fighter Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) for his next fight if he doesn’t match him against a domestic level fighter. The Harrison-Burns fight can only […]

Crawford’s win over Burns no longer looking like a big deal after Zlaticanin does the same

By Scott Gilfoid: Last March boxing fans got the impression that Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) could walk on water after his 12 round unanimous decision win over WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Crawford dominated Burns in beating him by the scores of 116-112, 117-111 […]

Hearn plans on matching Ricky Burns against a domestic level opponent for next fight

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says he plans on taking former two-weight world champ Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KO’s) backwards a class by putting him in against a domestic level foe for his next fight later this year in order to try and get the 31-year-old Burns’ confidence back before bringing him […]

Zlaticanin decisions Ricky Burns, putting his career in ruins

(Ricky Burns seen here getting rocked by a big left hook thrown by Dejan Zlaticanin in the 1st round) By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Burns’ career is in tatters tonight after losing a 12 round split decision to #13 WBC Dejan Zlaticanin (19-0, 13 KO’s) at the Braehead Arena, in Glasgow, […]

Ricky Burns’ career on line tonight against Zlaticanin

By Scott Gilfoid: After going down to a bitter defeat in his last fight, former WBO lightweight champ Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) will have his career on the line tonight when he steps inside the ring with southpaw Dejan Zlaticanin (18-0, 13 KO’s). A win over Zlaticanin probably won’t tell us much about how […]

Weights: Burns 134.75, Zlaticanin 134

(As you can see by the photo, there’s a slight size disparity between Ricky Burns and his opponent Dejan Zlaticanin) By Scott Gilfoid: Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) and his little known fringe contender opponent Dejan Zlaticanin (18-0, 13 KO’s) both made weight on Thursday for their WBC lightweight eliminator bout for Friday night at […]

Ricky Burns is not washed up, says promoter, but career on the line

By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t saying that his fighter former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) isn’t ready for the scrap heap as he heads into fight this Friday night against the hand-picked #13 WBC Dejan Zlaticanin (18-0, 13 KO’s), but at the same time if he loses to this […]

Burns’ battle with Zlaticanin has his trainer worried

By Scott Gilfoid: Tony Sims, the trainer for the struggling former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) is plenty worried about the 31-year-old’s fight this Friday night against little known #13 WBC fringe contender named Dejan Zlaticanin (18-0, 13 KO’s) at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. Sims sees the 30-year-old […]

Burns: Eddie Hearn will push for Figueroa fight for me once I get passed Zlaticanin

By Scott Gilfoid: #15 WBC Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) says his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is going to try and work out a title shot for him against WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa if Burns can get passed his Friday, June 27th opponent #13 WBC Dejan Zlaticanin at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow, […]

Ricky Burns motivated for June 27th fight against Dejan Zlaticanin

By Scott Gilfoid: With three consecutive poor performances under his belt, #5 WBO Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) is excited about getting back in the ring this month to face little known fringe contender #13 WBC Dejan Zlaticanin (18-0, 13 KO’s) for the vacant WBC International lightweight title in their fight on June 27th at […]

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