Burns gets Walsh in Battle of Britain
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.”