Burns lines up summer showdown with Mitchell

WBO interim lightweight champion Ricky Burns has made his intentions clear on facing lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell in the summer to determine who is the best lightweight on British shores.

Burns takes on former world champion Paulus Moses at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on March 10, live on BoxNation, but revealed that he had Essex boy Mitchell in his sights for the fight after.

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Burns vs Laryea weigh-in video

WBO super-featherweight champion Ricky Burns and challenger Joseph Laryea both comfortably made weight for their showdown at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow later tonight.

Burns came in at 129.8lbs and Laryea at 128.4lbs for the 130-pounder contest. Ghanaian Laryea then failed in another attempt to rile the champion when he made a throat-slitting gesture as the pair came together for the face-off.

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Laryea puts vodoo curse on Burns

Ghanaian super-featherweight Joseph Laryea claims he has put a voodoo curse on WBO titleholder Ricky Burns ahead of their March 12 clash at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow.

Having disposed of highly-rated Paul Appleby on his last visit to Scotland, Layrea has been very vocal since getting his title shot and took the pre-match jibes to a whole new level with his latest stunt.