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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
Credit: Gianluca Rio Di Caro
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.
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Tomorrow night in Glasgow, Scotland, Ricky Burns will square off against Paulus Moses for the interim WBO lightweight title. For Burns, it's just his second fight at the lightweight limit, as he is coming off a unanimous decision win over Michael Katsidis at the end of last year in his debut at 135 lbs. Meanwhile, Moses has only lost once in his career, a stoppage defeat to...
(Paulus Moses, left; Ricky Burns, right)Ricky Burns contained Paulus Moses in Renfrewshire on Saturday evening to affirm his position in the upper echelons of the lightweight class. The Coatbridge fighter was made to work hard in every round at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow, and while the points margins of 119-110, 120-110 and 117-111 suggested an easy night’s work, in truth, Burns...
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High-flying Scot Ricky Burns made a successful first defense of his interim WBO lightweight title by defeating Paulus Moses at a jam-packed Braehead Arena in Glasgow last night.
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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...