Burns put his WBO world lightweight title on the line against his long-time rival Mitchell on September 22 in Glasgow with the venue still to be announced, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).
Lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell has been handed a chance at redemption as he returns to Upton Park on July 14 to challenge Ricky Burns for his WBO title on the undercard of David Haye and Dereck Chisora’s blockbuster clash.
Michael Katsidis is facing tough questions about his career after losing to unranked light-welterweight Albert Mensah over ten hard fought rounds in Las Vegas on Friday night.
Katsidis, who ditched his long time trainer Brendon Smith and set up camp in the States ahead of the fight, was out-worked and out-boxed in a majority decision loss.
WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns weighed in at 9st 8lb 8oz (134lbs) today at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel, while challenger Paulus Moses scaled 9st 7lb 2oz (133lbs) for their big fight tonight, live on BoxNation.
Burns, Scotland’s first two-weight world champion in nearly twenty years, makes the first defence of his title against the Namibian ‘Hitman’ at a sold-out Braehead Arena - his first fight on home soil in a year.
WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has revealed that he will be going in blind against former world champion Paulus Moses at the Braehead Arena on March 10, live on BoxNation.
The Scottish star hasn't watched any footage of his Namibian challenger in the build up and says he will figure him out on the night in the ring.
East End favourite Kevin Mitchell is relishing his London return on February 10 at a sold-out York Hall when he takes on Barcelona based Dominican Republican Felix Lora, live on BoxNation.
With a potential showdown with Scottish rival and WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns in the pipeline, Mitchell will be looking to put on a sparkling performance.
Coatbridge boxer Ricky Burns has been installed as the WBO lightweight champion after Mexican holder Juan Manuel Marquez notified the sanctioning body that he is moving up to campaign at welterweight.
Burns knew victory would put him in line to become a two-weight world champion and he seized his opportunity, defying bookmakers with a classy unanimous points win – taking it 117-112 and 117-111 twice on the scorecards.
Ricky Burns and Michael Katsidis both weighed spot on the lightweight limit of 9st 9lbs ahead of their Interim WBO Lightweight title fight tonight at the Wembley Arena, live on BoxNation (Sky channel 456).