Not World Class at Lightweight YET. Neither is Adrien Broner, but when he fights and if he beats, De Marco, world class opposition AT lightweight, he will be considered world class at lightweight, forget the 1 fight.
Ricky Burns has not fought anyone at that caliber at lightweight yet. And Ricky Burns' next fight is against 59th ranked Liam Walsh, which neither takes him forward to the next step (where he needs to be) nor does it take him backwards. It keeps him stagnated, this is due to W-arren, not Nelson or Burns.
That's why I said, I feel sorry for Ricky.
Whether the fanboys choose to pay any attention to this post or not, (because it seems most of them are just taking what they want, and then getting their knickers in a twist)
Ricky Burns SHOULD be fighting world class opposition.......but he isn't.......so how the f*ck can he be world class? W-arren is keeping him at domestic level, just look at the next fight.
It's undeniable. The fanboys and boxing "know it alls" are simply deluded if they think otherwise.