Found March 09, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules: Yardbarker Blogger Network
Scotland’s world-rated lightweight Ricky Burns (at right) faces a tricky assignment this weekend on his return to the Braehead Arena in Renfrewshire, Glasgow, after a short campaign on the road. His opponent, Namibian policeman Paulus Moses, is ranked one place above him with Ring Magazine (Moses holds down 6th spot at 135 lbs. with Burns 7th) and is a former alphabet world titlist at the weight (although it should be noted that the same association had simultaneously awarded two other lightweights a similar distinction). Burns champions the interim version of a separate organisation at present, and while the legitimacy of his title claims and the promotional baloney that comes along with it can be taken with a pinch of salt, the challenge he tackles here probably shouldn’t. Moses, 28-1 (19), is a thorny proposition. A smooth and rangy boxer-puncher, he holds an impressive stoppage victory over the craggy Ukrainian Andriy Kudriavtsev (who British fans may recall gave John Murray a ...
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