WBO Boxing, Lightweight Championship of the World
Ricky Burns v Raymundo Beltran
SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Ricky Burns will defend his WBO lightweight World title against Raymundo Beltran at the SECC in Glasgow on September 7, live on Sky Sports.
The Scotsman makes the fourth defence of his title against the highly rated Mexican.
Burns came through a tough test against José González in May in Glasgow, rattling the champion before he held onto his title after González retired ahead of the tenth round.
The 30 year old Coatbridge ace returned from an eight month absence from the ring to battle past González and is adamant he will turn on the style against Beltran.
“It’s great to be back out again in Glasgow and against another tough opponent,” said Burns. “It was a tricky night against José but I got myself through it like a true champion does and I will be looking to step up a gear against Beltran, who I know will be coming to Scotland full of confidence, so it should be another great night in Glasgow.
“Raymundo is coming over to cause an upset and take the title – and it’s a chance he has earned. But there will be no mistakes from me on the night and you’ll see the best of me in there.”
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