Fight Pick & Preview: Ricky Burns vs. Miguel Vazquez Preview and Prediction
On March 16 in Wembley Stadium, IBF champion Miguel Vazquez and WBO titleholder Ricky Burns meet in a lightweight title unification bout. Both fighters are world champions, but still looking for respect. A win here lends instant credibility to the victor. Burns, on a 20-bout winning streak and fighting much closer to home, is a favorite, but a close and well-contested match is expected.
There are some things they have in common. Their records are similar and both stand 5’10”--tall for the 135-pound class. They are both on winning streaks and are probably better fighters than what they are given credit for. Each man is a cerebral fighter with an abundance of toughness, craft, and ambition.
Date: March 16, 2013
Site: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Weight Class: WBO and IBF Lightweight Titles: 12 Rounds
Ricky Burns, 35-2 (10 KOs), Coatbridge, Scotland
Miguel Vazquez, 33-3 (13 KOs), Guadalajara, Me...