Boxing: Ricky Burns happy with preparations for Crawford fight

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Lightweight Ricky Burns insists he will be excited to return to the ring when he takes on Terence Crawford on Saturday night at the Scottish Exhibition Centre.

Burns will defend his WBO lightweight title but the pressure is on the Scot after a disappointing performance in his last fight.

He managed to keep his title thanks to a controversial draw but the damage done that night could affect him on Saturday. The 30-year-old’s jaw was broken in the second round but he showed tremendous courage to get through the 12 rounds.

Burns, who is 3.43 to win, is looking to put on a show for the crowd and to silence the doubters, but he may find it tough against Crawford who is the favourite at 1.33.

Despite the American’s impressive record, Burns insists he is ready for the challenge.

“It’s always good to take a look at your opponent, but I just can’t wait to step through those ropes,” he told Sky Sports.

“I’m trying to put everything to the back of my mind. I just want to go out there and do my job and once that bell rings it just comes down to me and him so the best man will win on the night.

“This is going to be a very difficult fight but I couldn’t be happier with the way preparation has gone. I know what he’s going to bring to the table, I’m going to be ready for.

“We’ve got Plan A and Plan B and I just can’t wait to get in there and put on a good performance for everybody.”

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