By Scott Gilfoid: WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) is still floating WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner’s name as a potential future opponent despite having turned down the fight three times in the past. Broner has been trying to get a fight with Burns for close to two years, but with no luck. Tired of wasting his time trying to get a fight against a reluctant Burns, Broner is moving up to welterweight to face WBA champion Paulie Malignaggi on June 22nd.
Burns said to Sky Sports “There’s still talk about this fight [Broner vs. Burns] fight happening. When I was speaking to Eddie he said his team has actually been in touch to see about it. Eddie’s said my next fight is definitely in Glasgow, but it’s [fight against Broner] a possibility for later on in the year.”