Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/19/13
Fight Pick & Preview - Burns vs. Beltran: For years Raymundo Beltran has been a sparring partner to Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest fighters and world champions in recent memory. On September 7th, Beltran finally gets the opportunity to wear a world title belt of his own when he travels to Scotland to take on current WBO lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns in his Glaswegian backyard. Here I give a rundown of the upcoming Burns vs. Beltran clash and offer a prediction of its outcome. Burns vs. Beltran Preview Credit: Matchroom Sport Ricky Burns, 30, is a two weight world titleholder and currently holds the WBO world lightweight title. He has significant victories over Roman Martinez, Michael Katsidis, Paulus Moses and Kevin Mitchell. He is a solid all-rounder without a particularly hard punch at world level, though this seems to have improved since his move up to lightweight. Burns also possesses a good jab and an excellent engine that has seen him through several dogged ...
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