Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/20/13
Ricky Burns says he is 100%  focused on his WBO lightweight title defense against Raymundo Beltran at the SECC in Glasgow on September 7, despite playing the waiting game for the birth of his first child. The Coatbridge star defends his title for the fourth time against the Mexican, and had hoped to become a father for the first time on Friday. Ricky and his wife Amanda are still waiting to become parents though but the 30 year old insists impending fatherhood is something he’s excited about and it won’t prevent him from putting on a top performance against ‘Sugar’. Credit: Matchroom Sport “The baby is due at any time now but it's not been a distraction,” said Burns. “Amanda was working until a couple of weeks ago and has only just gone on maternity leave really, the due date was last Friday so it could be any time now. Obviously we don't want it too close to the fight but things are looking good and Amanda and the baby are both fine which is great.” “The midwife told Amanda recen...
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