Ricky Burns vs. Kevin Mitchell Fight Preview and Pick to Win
WBO Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns defends against top challenger Kevin Mitchell to determine the identity of the best lightweight in the U.K. Burns is from Scotland, where the bout is being held, with Mitchell hailing from Essex, England and this fight should generate considerable national interest.
Date: September 23, 2012
Site: Glasgow, Scotland
Weight Class: WBO Junior Lightweight Title: 12 Rounds
Ricky Burns, 34-2 (9 KOs), Coatbridge, Scotland, WBO Junior Lightweight Champion
Kevin Mitchell, 33-1 (24 KOs), Dagenham, Essex, England
Credit: Gianluca Rio Di Caro
Burns, 29, has made strides in the past year or two and really impressed in his last two fights. The first of those came against Michael Katsidis, against whom Burns scored a comprehensive decision. This is the same Katsidis who provided the only blemish on Mitchell’s record, knocking out the Essex product in 3 brutal rounds. But while Burns only...