Ricky Burns Boxing News

Ricky Burns thinking of moving back down to lightweight

By Scott Gilfoid: After his horrible performance last night in beating Alexandre Lepelley (17-2-1, 3 KOs) by an unimpressive 8 round decision, Ricky Burns (37-4-1, 11 KOs) says he has some decisions to make about whether he should move back down to lightweight to try and make the best of things in that weight class.

Burns defeats Lepelley; Rose stops Fraga; Warrington crushes Dieli

By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten Josh Warrington (19-0, 3 KOs) picked up a rare knockout win in defeated 35-year-old Davide Dieli (15-4, 5 KOs) by a 4th round stoppage on Saturday night to capture the vacant European featherweight title at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Ricky Burns: I know what will happen to my career if I lose to Lepelley

By Scott Gilfoid: The 31-year-old Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) says he has no plans of retiring from boxing in the near future, but at the same time he admits that his career will be in bad shape if he loses tonight against little known Alexandre Lepelley (17-1-1, 3 KOs) in their fight at the […]

Watt hoping Ricky Burns will be better at 140

By Scott Gilfoid: Sky Sports commentator Jim Watt is hoping that former two division world champion Ricky Burns’ problems will be solved with his move up in weight from 135 to 140 for his fight this Saturday night against Alexandre Lepelley (17-1-1, 3 KOs) at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Burns had […]

Burns, Smith, Rose and Warrington in action this Saturday in Leeds

By Kevin Brown: Eddie Hearn is back with his B squad for this weeks fight night. As usual, this card features a blend of experience and prospects in what should be a watchable, but not surprising night. Most of the matches on offer tomorrow will feature the ‘light-hitters’ of the Matchroom stable where knockouts are hard to […]

Ricky Burns and Brian Rose trying to turn their career’s around on Saturday

Former two division world champion Ricky Burns and former world title challenger Brian Rose are back in action on Saturday night and determined to bounce back from defeats in style as they box at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports in association with Grosvenor Casinos.

Ricky Burns vs. Alexandre Lepelley and Brian Rose vs. Ignacio Lucero Fraga this Saturday, October 4th

By Scott Gilfoid: This Saturday night, former WBO lightweight champ Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) fights Alexandre Lepelley (17-1-1, 3 KOs) at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Also on the card, former world title challenger Brian Rose (25-2-1, 7 KOs) will be fighting Argentinian Ignacio Lucero Fraga (11-7-3, 5 KOs). Both of […]

Ricky Burns vs. Alexandre Lepelley this Saturday, 10/4 in Leeds

By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) will be facing replacement opponent Alexandre Lepelley (17-1-1, 3 KOs) this Saturday night on October 4th at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Burns, 31, was supposed to be fighting the 32-year-old Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez, but he pulled out of […]

Ricky Burns faces Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez on 10/4

By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) will be fighting for the first time in the light welterweight [140lbs] division next month on October 4th against 32-year-old second tier fighter Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez (22-5-1, 15 KOs) from Argentinian in a scheduled 10 round bout at the First Direct Arena, […]

Ricky Burns vs. Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez on October 4th in Leeds

Ricky Burns will face Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez in his first bout at Light Welterweight at the first direct Arena in Leeds on October 4, live on Sky Sports.

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 […]

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