WBA super-lightweight world champion Ricky Burns sets sights on revenge

Boxing world champion Ricky Burns

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WBA super-lightweight world champion Ricky Burns has admitted he would love to face Terence Crawford or Dejan Zlaticanin again in the near future.

Burns suffered back-to-back defeats in Glasgow two years ago after he was beaten by Crawford by a split decision, before then losing to Zlaticanin via another split decision.

Many people expected the Scot to hang up his gloves but Burns refused to quit and he made history earlier this year.
He stopped Michele di Rocco to become the first Scot to win world titles in three weight divisions but he is now looking at other options.

If Burns stays at super-lightweight then a rematch with Crawford is on the agenda, although he admits he could drop down in weight to tackle Zlaticanin.

He told Sky Sports: “If I’m staying at super-lightweight, then the biggest name is Terence Crawford. I fancy him to get the job done in the unification fight against Viktor Postol.

What a fight that would be. If I’m going to go back to lightweight then it would be the rematch with Zlaticanin.

“Eddie Hearn says September or October back in Glasgow and there’s also talk of going back out to the States again.

I’m willing to stay at super-lightweight but I can do lightweight as well and if there’s a big fight there then I’ll drop down.

“I said before the Di Rocco fight that if I won, it would open up so many more options for me at both weights so we’ll wait and see what they come up with.”

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