Found September 20, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules: Yardbarker Blogger Network
(Kevin Mitchell, left; Ricky Burns, right)Britain’s best match-up of the year takes place Saturday, as cockney wrong ‘un Kevin Mitchell invades Glasgow to tackle Scotland’s smiling assassin, Ricky Burns. The Dear Green Place isn’t exactly an ideal pit-stop for a fighter with a propensity for swimming at the bottom of a bottle. Nevertheless, Mitchell, who pissed away any momentum gained from his sterling effort against Manchester pressure fighter John Murray last year, is hoping that it can frame a redemptive scene that will allow him to grab a seat at boxing’s top table. Burns, meanwhile, looks to solidify his position as one of the finest lightweight boxers in the world, against a top 10 rated opponent who has long been a friend, and is now, fleetingly, a professional obstacle. Burns, 29, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, is ranked third at 135 lbs. by Boxing News Magazine (Mitchell, 27, has been pegged at number 6 by the same publication). A hustler with a veteran’s poise, Burn...
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