Ricky Burns

Jul 6, 2019
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I like Ricky. (I'm scottish, sue me).

He's a good guy, dedicated, hard as nails, and has been in some good fights.

Yes, he's limited, and was always beatable, but he had a good run at his best. I rewatched the Crawford fight recently, and Burns took some rounds off him.

He's clearly past his best now, and I would like him to retire, but he still loves the sport, and can be competitive up to a certain level. If matches correctly.
 
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REDC

Professional amateur
Dec 12, 2015
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I like Ricky. (I'm scottish, sue me).

He's a good guy, dedicated, hard as nails, and has been in some good fights.

Yes, he's limited, and was always beatable, but he had a good run at his best. I rewatched the Crawford fight recently, and Burns took some rounds off him.

He's clearly past his best now, and I would like him to retire, but he still loves the sport, and can be competitive up to a certain level. If matches correctly.
If there's one thing I hate about pro boxing it's the cherry picking of opponents and whether an opponent ''makes sense''. Cringe!

 
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If there's one thing I hate about pro boxing it's the cherry picking of opponents and whether an opponent ''makes sense''. Cringe!

I agree in general, but I'm a big softy when it comes to fighters at the end of their career.

Burns has had a long hard career. He's past his best, and he's always been limited. There is no point in putting him in with fighters that don't suit him. You just end up with bad fights.

If he was still trying to be the best in the division I would agree, but he's not, and he's more than paid his dues.

Give him fights that suit him. Not easy fights, just fights at his level, against guys that aren't a stylistic nightmare.