Who Should Ricky Burns Face Next?
With his four round demolition of Kevin Mitchell this past Saturday, Scotland’s Ricky Burns wiped away any remaining doubts about his status as one of the best lightweights in the world today. With avenues opening up for the 29 year old, now is an opportune time to have a look at who he could face in the near future, with several potential big fights on the horizon. Here are five of the possible options:
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