Burns gets Walsh in Bat­tle of Bri­tain

BOX­ING

Midweek Sport - - BOG BREAK -

RICKY BURNS will de­fend his WBO world light­weight ti­tle against Liam Walsh at Lon­don’s Ex­CeL on De­cem­ber 15.

It is an­other Scot­land ver­sus Eng­land clash for Burns (be­low), who im­pres­sively beat Cock­ney Kevin Mitchell in four rounds last month.

Walsh said: “It has al­ways been on my mind that I would fight Ricky one day and it’s now here.

“He’s a great champ – I have stud­ied and watched him throughout his ca­reer and I know I’ve got the tools to beat him.

“He’s looked great in the last few years and he did a stun­ning job on Mitchell.

“He’s in the prime of his ca­reer now so when I beat him peo­ple will know that I’ve beaten the best.” Scot­tish idol Burns hopes to fight fast-ris­ing Yank Adrien Broner next year.

He said: “The big mo­ti­va­tor is a show­down with Broner, who I was ac­cused of avoid­ing.”

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