Scottish boxer Ricky Burns will be in action this weekend against the Namibian Paulus “The Hitman” Moses ((26-1-1) 17 Kos). The WBO lightweight champion from Coatbridge has won 9 of his fights through knockouts, 33 wins lasted for the entire rounds.
Moses became WBA lightweight world champion after beating the then champion Yusuke Kobori from Japanese on home turf in Pacifico Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama City in 2009, but lost his title in a knockout in 2010 to Miguel Acosta in the sixth round after successfully defending it against Takehiro Shimada in a unanimous decision in July 2009.
On the 10th of March, a.k.a the Rickster defends his title at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland and already there a reports that the fight is almost sold out with Burns himself struggling to get tickets for some friends and family.
“I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone that’s attending.
“My phone has been going constantly with people asking for tickets. Christine Morrison, who is the daughter of my manager Alex, is fed up with me ringing up looking for even more.
“I usually get my tickets off them but she’s getting sick of me and my pals phoning her up to ask for more!
“She’s still trying to chase them up.
“The only way I am going to get them now is if other boxers hand them back so I will just have to wait and see.”
Meanwhile, the WBO president Francisco Valcarcel today announced the officials for the bout. Mark Nelson from the United States will be the man in charge in the ring. The judges include John Stewart (United States), Jose I. Martinez (Spain), and Phil Edwards (United Kingdom). WBO supervisor will be Dennis Gilmartin.