Fight Pick & Preview - Burns vs. Beltran:
For years Raymundo Beltran has been a sparring partner to Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest fighters and world champions in recent memory. On September 7th, Beltran finally gets the opportunity to wear a world title belt of his own when he travels to Scotland to take on current WBO lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns in his Glaswegian backyard.
Here I give a rundown of the upcoming Burns vs. Beltran clash and offer a prediction of its outcome.
Burns vs. Beltran Preview
Credit: Matchroom Sport
Ricky Burns, 30, is a two weight world titleholder and currently holds the WBO world lightweight title. He has significant victories over Roman Martinez, Michael Katsidis, Paulus Moses and Kevin Mitchell. He is a solid all-rounder without a particularly hard punch at world level, though this seems to have improved since his move up to lightweight. Burns also possesses a good jab and an excellent engine that has seen him through several dogged ...