Scottish Exhibition Centre
Saturday the 7th of September we have the return of the WBO Lightweight champion and the pride of Scottish boxing Ricky Burns (30) with a record of 36-2-0 11ko’s VS rugged Mexican born challenger Raymundo Beltran (32) with a record of 28-6 17ko’s at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. The champion (Burns) is coming of a very tough win VS than unbeaten Puerto Rican challenger Jose Gonzalez in a fight which was extremely competitive and hard fought, Ricky Burns won a come from behind 9th round technical stoppage (Gonzalez failed to come out for the 10th round) of his unknown but talented opponent in Gonzalez.
Ricky burns the current WBO Lightweight Champion of the world has had a steady career his 2 losses coming early in his career VS domestic foes in Alex Arthur & Carl Johanneson both defeats via 12 round unanimous decisions, Since his early career defeats Ricky Burns has been on a steady climb to the top winning the Commonwealth Super Featherweight title before defeating the dangerous Roman Martinez for the WBO Super Featherweight title back in 2010 defending it 3 times than moving up in weight & winning the belt he currently holds the WBO Lightweight title.
Opponent Raymundo Beltran is a rugged Mexican fighter who has plenty heart & passion inside the squared circle formerly a Manny Pacquiao sparring partner, Beltran has been in some very decent fights mixing with good competition 3 of his 6 losses have come against top level opposition in Ammeth Diaz via 4th round stoppage in 2008, 10 round UD decision to world title challenger Sharif Bogere in 2011, And another points loss to Luis Ramos Jr in 2012, Bogere & Ramos Jr were both unbeaten at the time but have both gone onto lose. Since his last defeat Beltran has gone 3-0 with the most impressive victory being a majority decision win VS American Henry “Hank” Lundy.
In what promises to be a action packed fight between two highly contested guys Ricky Burns VS Raymundo Beltran has caught the publics imagination as both have big hearts & good skills, Both men have had defeats & both men have gone onto to seemingly do better things in their respective careers, In what promises to be a hostile reception for Beltran fighting burns in Scotland it seems him (Beltran) & his representatives see this as a calculated risk. This fight will exceed expectations in my opinion as these guys seem to be a recipe for entertainment inside the ring both very tough & honest fighters, One thing we have come to realize is Ricky Burns has showed himself to be a very proud man, A fighter who has been improving every fight, Someone who is humble & grounded Mr Burns has stole the hearts of your everyday Scottish Man & Woman, Aswell as his growing contingency of fans around the rest of the UK & across borders and on the other side of the pond in the USA.
Prediction: Ricky Burns points victory in a entertaining fight which will make boxing fans endure more respect for a fighter who is making doubter’s believer’s VIVA Boxing.