Boxing: Ricky Burns eyes Beltran re-match

Ricky Burns v Raymundo Beltran

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Ricky Burns looks certain to return to the ring in February for a re-match against Mexico’s Raymundo Beltran.

Alex Morrison, the WBO world lightweight champion’s manager, says a deal is all but done that will see the two fighters go head-to-head once again in Glasgow.

The Beltran camp claimed their man was ‘robbed’ of the victory after the first meeting between the two finished in a controversial draw.

It was also revealed after the fight that Burns had fought for 10 rounds with a broken jaw, that was later described as ‘career threatening’ by promoter Eddie Hearn.

Burns has returned to light training after having steel plates inserted into his face to repair the damage, and Morrison says his man is keen to put the record straight.

“Ricky feels it’s the moral thing to do in giving Beltran another shot,” Morrison told BBC Scotland.

“He wants to put the record straight after fighting for 10 rounds with a broken jaw in that first fight.

“We want it. Beltran wants it and the fans want it. The deal is done. We’re 99% there with it and are just waiting for the final confirmation which will happen any day now.

“We’re looking at early February in Glasgow.”

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