BRAVEHEART BURNS AIMS FOR HOMECOMING GLORY
Ricky Burns could move a step closer to becoming a national sporting hero, if he is able to defeat tricky Namibian challenger Paulus Moses in his first defense of the WBO Lightweight title.
The 28-year-old from Coatbridge will be fighting in front of a sold out, partisan crowd of over 6,000 at Braehead Arena in Glasgow and is expected to win and win convincingly, after his phenomenal performance against Australian Michael Katsidis in December last year.
Written by by Ciaran Shanks
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However, if Burns is to succeed in his homecoming bout, he must not underestimate the 33-year-old Moses who is a former WBA champion himself. In 2009, Moses went to Japan to outpoint local fighter Yusuke Kobori for the title. However, he lost it to Venezuelan hitman Miguel Acosta, who overpowered him and knocked him out in the sixth round. That remains the only loss of Moses’ career.
Ricky Burns proved to the world that he...