Monday, 29 October 2012
29/10/2012 Ricky Burns aims Walsh then Broner
WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns will go head to head with Liam Walsh on the 15th December in London's Excel arena. It comes after Burns recorded an incredible win over Kevin Mitchell. Many thought that he would go on to fight American hot shot Adrain Broner, but it would seem that he will have to wait a showdown with the unbeaten US star.
Walsh himself is unbeaten after 13 professional fights has landed himself an opportunity of a life time, one of which he will aim to throw everything at and prove that he is a worthy name amoungst the lightweight elite. 2 years younger and 24 fights less than Burns, the odds are firmly stacked against Walsh but he thinks he can cause an upset on the 15th December.
"To fight for the world title is my dream and I'm going to cause a big upset on 15 December at the ExCeL when I take the crown from Burns,"
Burns has his sights elsewhere though, and as much as a strong challenge from Walsh stands infront of him, Burns wants a unification fight with WBA champion Adrian Broner. Its defiantly where the money and fame sits for both men and it will be a fight that we would all love to see next summer, having passed all other challenges in the division Broner is the one they all look up to. In my opinion Broner stands tall above the others for a reason, his style, swagger and Boxing class shines through with every fight he is in. Having been compared to P4P champion Floyd Mayweather he defiantly has a lot to live up to everytime he steps in the ring, but if there was one man that could push him to the edge of his ability it would be Burns.