Sport Eddie Hearn: There are big fights out there for Ricky Burns

15:50  16 april  2017
15:50  16 april  2017 Source:   Press Association

Promoter Eddie Hearn thought he had seen the last of Ricky Burns

  Promoter Eddie Hearn thought he had seen the last of Ricky Burns Eddie Hearn thought he had seen the last of Ricky Burns when he surrendered his lightweight world title. But after watching the Coatbridge fighter drag himself back to the summit of world boxing the promoter is refusing to put a limit on Burns' possibilities.The 'Rickster' faces Namibian Julius Indongo in Glasgow on Saturday night in what he describes as the biggest fight of his career, with the unified Super Lightweight world championship on the line.

Burns is leaving it up to his promoter Eddie Hearn to find him that big fight for him to show to the boxing world that he’s not an over-the-hill despite having lost 3 out of his last 5 fights in the past two years.

Ricky Burns promoter Eddie Hearn is lining up a fight with Adrien Broner. Burns defended his WBA world super-lightweight title against Kiryl Relikh. ' There are so many big fights out there . I have always said I want to fight the best, as long as the money is good.'

Ricky Burns can come back after unification defeat, says promoter Eddie Hearn: Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo - SSE Hydro © PA WIRE Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo - SSE Hydro

Promoter Eddie Hearn is confident that Ricky Burns can come back from his super-lightweight unification defeat to Julius Indongo on Saturday night.

Scotland's first three-weight world champion had put his WBA belt on the line, with the unbeaten Namibian putting his IBF and IBO titles up for grabs at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

However, Burns could find few answers to the awkward and rangy southpaw who triumphed via a unanimous points decision, with the Coatbridge fighter conceding that "the best man won" in what was the sixth defeat in his career from 48 bouts.

Ricky Burns vows to 'come again' after losing WBA title to Julius Indongo

  Ricky Burns vows to 'come again' after losing WBA title to Julius Indongo Ricky Burns hinted that he would continue boxing after losing his WBA super-lightweight belt to Julius Indongo in a unification clash at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The 34-year-old was outclassed in a unaninimous points decision - one of the judges awarded Indongo all 12 rounds - but Scotland's first three-weight world champion suggested post-fight that a tough night against the awkward and rangy southpaw from Namibia would not be his last in the ring."The better man won, no excuses; he was so, so awkward," Burns told Sky Sports 2."He was a lot better than we thought he was going to be.

By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn says that former WBO featherweight champion Scott thinking of putting with his struggling fighter Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) for his next fight if he doesn’t But there are other big domestic fights out there for him and realistically that is what we are now looking

Promoter Eddie Hearn discusses Ricky Burns ' forthcoming bout against Raymundo Beltran. Crawford is an HBO fighter . But Ricky has tremendous support up here in Glasgow and I think we can make those big fights here.

But Hearn has predicted more big fights in the future for the Scot, highlighting the defeat to Dejan Zlaticanin in their battle for the WBC International lightweight title in Glasgow three years ago as a reference point.

He said: "He can come back.

"It's not like after the Zlaticanin fight. Back then Ricky was about 10 levels below where he is now.

"That felt like the end of the world. This time he's lost a unification fight to a world champion.

"If he can come back from Zlaticanin, he can come back from this.

"There are big fights out there for Ricky. He would be happy fighting a four rounder at Bethnal Green.

"Obviously we don't want him to have those kinds of fights. It's up to us to make sure he's in those big fights.

"Although it was a convincing points win for Indonga, it wasn't like Ricky was battered or hurt, he was just outskilled by the better fighter.

"That was probably the worst style we could have found for him, but he was a world champion and the best chance to unify the division.

"There are big fights domestically and internationally, Adrien Broner is still out there and he will get calls to go to the United States. I am fairly upbeat.

"It's just the case he lost to someone who was very good."

Ricky Burns dismisses option to face Josh Taylor .
Ricky Burns has told Josh Taylor to forget about fighting him as he plans his return from his super-lightweight unification defeat to Julius Indongo on Saturday night. The 34-year-old had put his WBA belt on the line with the unbeaten Namibian putting his IBF and IBO titles up for grabs at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and the African proved too good over 12 rounds before taking a unanimous points decision.Taylor, 26, managed by former world champion Barry McGuigan, has racked up a 9-0 winning record since turning professional and the Coatbridge man has been targeted for an all-Scottish fight.

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