Ricky Burns

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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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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.
 
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Whatever happened with him ducking Broner? I never understood that one. Around that time, I think he signed multiple times to fight Miguel Vazquez who was somewhat on a tear during that timeframe, IIRC. If I got my timeframe right, Vazquez beat Shafikov and undefeated Gesta, and was going to unify with Burns, right?
 
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He had that brutal trial with Warren remember. Burns was right but Warren han liquidated the company, old dog
 
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Whatever happened with him ducking Broner? I never understood that one. Around that time, I think he signed multiple times to fight Miguel Vazquez who was somewhat on a tear during that timeframe, IIRC. If I got my timeframe right, Vazquez beat Shafikov and undefeated Gesta, and was going to unify with Burns, right?
Yeah promotional bollocks , he'd have fo give u0 the ground,some didn't likr it, he was never afraid of anyone
 
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Yeah promotional bollocks , he'd have fo give u0 the ground,some didn't likr it, he was never afraid of anyone
Yeah, I always thought it was dumb as hell given that there were like 4 champions at the time, IIRC. You had Richar Abril, Vazquez, Burns, and Broner if my memory is correct. No one wanted to fight Vazquez and Abril because they were both boring as fuck.
 
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Whatever happened with him ducking Broner? I never understood that one. Around that time, I think he signed multiple times to fight Miguel Vazquez who was somewhat on a tear during that timeframe, IIRC. If I got my timeframe right, Vazquez beat Shafikov and undefeated Gesta, and was going to unify with Burns, right?
Yeah, the vasquez fight was supposed to be happening a few times but never came to anything.

I'm sure Warren announced it and then Vasquez claimed he hadn't signed.

I'm sure Burns wanted Broner, but his team didn't. Warren and Morrison would have been happy to keep milking the UK defences rather than go to the states in a fight he was expected to lose.

Burns ended up leaving Warren because he felt he was getting held back from big fights. Maybe a mistake in hindsight.
 
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Yeah, the vasquez fight was supposed to be happening a few times but never came to anything.

I'm sure Warren announced it and then Vasquez claimed he hadn't signed.

I'm sure Burns wanted Broner, but his team didn't. Warren and Morrison would have been happy to keep milking the UK defences rather than go to the states in a fight he was expected to lose.

Burns ended up leaving Warren because he felt he was getting held back from big fights. Maybe a mistake in hindsight.
His career would've rocketed had he beaten Figueroa, though. IIRC, I scored it for him even with the most corrupt ref on the planet was overseeing the fight. Was a shitshow to watch.