Ricky Burns Boxing News

Burns still wants rematch with Crawford

By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) says he’ll now be trained by Tony Sims, as he’s moving on from his long-time trainer Billy Nelson. Burns also says he’d like a rematch against Terence Crawford, who beat him by a 12 round unanimous decision last month in a one-sided […]

Ricky Burns vs. Javier Prieto possible for June 27th in WBC lightweight eliminator

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is reportedly interested in setting up a WBC lightweight eliminator bout on June 27th between his fighter former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) and #4 WBC Javier Prieto (24-7, 18 KO’s) at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Hearn has already got the […]

Hearn wants Ricky Burns to rebuild

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn thinks that former two division world champion Ricky Burns needs to back off a level for his next fight on June 27th, and focus on regrouping after his recent loss to unbeaten talent Terence Crawford. For Burns, he’s had three tough fights in a row against Jose […]

Ricky Burns likely to face Crolla-Murray winner on June 27th in Glasgow

By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) will be returning to the ring in the summer on June 27th in a fight that will take place in his native Scotland, in Glasgow. Burns is rumored to be facing the winner of the April 19th fight between lightweight contenders John […]

Ricky Burns – When the doubt crept in

By David Connor: I’ll never forget the night of September 4 2011, when I settled into my sofa, a cold beer in one hand and TV remote in the other. Ready to watch the nights action, a little known Scottish fighter called Ricky Burns was fighting for the WBO super-featherweight title against Puerto Rican ‘Roman […]

Ricky Burns to fight in late June, says Hearn

By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) will be back in the ring fighting in late June, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn. He doesn’t say who Burns will be facing but I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see him fighting someone from the UK rather than him […]

The Road to Redemption Begins for Ricky Burns

By Robbie Bannatyne: “I was beaten by the better man”. Truer words have never been spoken by Ricky Burns as he gave a frank and concise assessment of his performance in the immediate aftermath of his defeat to Terrence Crawford. Burns showed he is as humble in defeat as he is in victory. Yet for […]

Ricky Burns: The long road back

By Stephen Davis: Let’s hope Ricky Burns has watched the rerun of his fight with Terence Crawford in losing his WBO title and has therefore rang Eddie Hearn and stated let’s forget about Crawford and world titles for awhile. Ricky’s stock at the moment must be at an all time low. His last three fights […]

Hearn: Burns asked for a rematch with Crawford

By Scott Gilfoid: With the way that Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) was whipped last Saturday night by the unbeaten talent Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) in losing his WBO lightweight title in their Glasgow, Scotland based fight, you would think that Burns shouldn’t get any closer than 4 thousand miles so that he could […]

Terence Crawford crowned as World Champion, The Saturday Night Review

By Ciaran McKInney: There was a busy evening of boxing in the SECC Arena in Glasgow this evening. Their was a world title fight in the main event and the undercard featured the up and coming Anthony Joshua and the continued comeback of the former World title challenger John Murray. But before we get to […]

Crawford decisions Burns: The end of Ricky’s reign as WBO champ

by Steve Davis: Terence Crawford tonight (23-0, 16 KO’s) won the WBO Lightweight championship by a 12 unanimous decision against Scotland’s greatest fighter WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) by scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 115-112 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Burns just couldn’t get to grips with his opponent tonight, as […]

Crawford dominates Burns; Joshua stops Avila

By Scott Gilfoid: In masterclass performance, unbeaten #1 WBO Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) easily beat WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The final judges scores were 115-112, 115-112, 117-111. Crawford got better and […]

Burns: I’m going to take Crawford out of his comfort zone

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2-1, 11 KO’s) is facing the moment of truth tonight in his battle against American Terence Crawford (22-0, 16 KO’s) at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. While Burns is saying he’s going to use a couple of different plans to try and defeat […]

Burns comfortable with being underdog against Crawford

Champion unfazed by bookies outsider tag ahead of crunch defence Ricky Burns says he will thrive as the underdog in his WBO World Lightweight title defence against Terence Crawford at the sold-out SECC in Glasgow tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports. The Coatbridge star fights in his tenth World title bout against the unbeaten American, […]

Weights: Burns 134.25, Crawford 134.5

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-2-1, 11 KO’s) made weight today for his title defense on Saturday night against the highly talented American Terence Crawford (22-0, 16 KO’s) in Glasgow, Scotland. Burns weighed in at 134.25 lbs, and he looked in good shape as always. Burns’ recent problems in the ring have […]

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