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Ricky Burns Set For December Return

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Burns set for December return
Espn Star

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns will return to the ring in London in December following his explosive win over Kevin Mitchell last month.

The popular Scot blew British rival Mitchell away in four rounds in Glasgow on September 22 with perhaps the best performance of his career.

He is now targeting high-profile unification bouts with the likes of American star Adrien Broner, but in the meantime he will have the chance to rack up a third defence of his WBO belt.

Burns will fight a 'top-10 challenger' at London's ExCel arena on December 15.

Burns said: "Since the win over Mitchell the response I've had from the Scottish fans has been fantastic, but I've also had so many congratulation messages from the English fans saying what a great fight performance it was and when am I coming to England to fight again.

"I didn't realise that it would be my very next fight so I'm happy to come down and give them a Christmas treat at the ExCel.

"The last couple of years have been fantastic with wins over Roman Martinez, (Michael) Katsidis and now Mitchell. I seem to be getting better and better as the challenges in my career step up each time.

"December 15 is another crucial date for me, once I get that out of the way I'm looking forward to some big unification fights in 2013."

Unbeaten super-middleweight George Groves and Commonwealth middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders will also feature on the bill.

watson748's Photo watson748 02 Oct 2012

:D  Great minds and all that.

I was first though.....just saying

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 02 Oct 2012

View PostBoxingFan, on 02 October 2012 - 09:51 AM, said:

But you format like a useless commodore vic 20 in today's market.

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 02 Oct 2012

Watson, Bfan... thank you for posting it.

BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 02 Oct 2012

No problem.

I'm glad we've managed to come through this with our friendship intact.