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Ricky Burns To Fight In London

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Ricky Burns to fight in London
by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Ricky Burns will defend his world lightweight boxing title in a Christmas extravaganza in London.

The 29-year-old from Coatbridge is to headline promoter Frank Warren’s show at the Excel Arena on Saturday, December 15.

The WBO title holder has the chance to add to his 35 professional career victories.

Burns’ opponent has yet to be confirmed but he will be a ‘top 10 challenger’.

The London venue means Burns, who stopped Kevin Mitchell in the fourth round in Glasgow last month, won’t be facing Scott Harrison.

But Burns is looking forward to taking the another step towards a unification bout.

“I seem to be getting better and better as the challenges in my career step up each time,” he said.

“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.”
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