- Jul 6, 2019
Yeah, he didn't do too badly once he moved to Hearn. Continued to get shots and won some more belts.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.
The two big downsides were:
1. Warren sued him and Burns ended up bankrupt.
2. He was encouraged to move from Nelson to Jimmy Tibbs and I think his performances dropped.
I can't remember how I scored the Figueroa fight. I think I had burns losing a close decision.
It's a very suspect fight though. The ref was terrible, the judging was awful, and Figueroa looked half dead on the scales, yet came in looking full of energy.
A lot of the UK press and pundits who attended think some funny business went on with the weight loss and rehydration.
Ricky had a dodgy home town decision against Beltran though, so he can't complain too much.