Found June 27, 2013 on Pro Boxing Fans:
PLAYERS: Ricky BurnsBob Arum
Credit: Matchroom Sport Ricky Burns will defend his WBO lightweight World title against Raymundo Beltran at the SECC in Glasgow on September 7, live on Sky Sports. The Scotsman makes the fourth defense of his title against the highly rated Mexican after coming through a tough test against José González in May in Glasgow, with the Puerto Rican rattling the champion before Burns held onto his title after González retired ahead of the tenth round. The 30 year old Coatbridge ace returned from an eight month absence from the ring to battle past González and is adamant he will turn on the style against Beltran. “It’s great to be back out again in Glasgow and against another tough opponent,” said Burns. “It was a tricky night against José but I got myself through it like a true champion does and I will be looking to step up a gear against Beltran, who I know will be coming to Scotland full of confidence, so it should be another great night in Glasgow. “Raymundo is coming over to cause an ...

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(From left: Scott Quigg, Paul Smith, Anthony Crolla, promoter Eddie Hearn, Gavin Rees, Tony Dodson) Lightweight has proven a tough beat on the home front over recent years. Men such as Ricky Burns, Kevin Mitchell, John Murray, Derry Mathews, Anthony Crolla and Gavin Rees -- a melange of stylists and thorny operators -- have all walked it. On Saturday at the Bolton Arena the latter...
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