Originally Posted by PityTheFool
I'm a big Ricky Burns fan but I've never felt confident of him beating Broner.
But last night changed nothing for me.I've hit heavy bags with better movement than DeMarco showed and all I've ever been saying is that Ricky brings a different fight.
Let's bear in mind that Burns has no TV appeal over there and will Broner really need him?
I'd love to see this fight but as it stands,the stars don't look aligned to me.Both have belts.Should one of them take an opponent's purse? Broner will be looking for a lion's share fight after last night and Burns won't go to Vegas for an opponent's purse.
If we're honest here,Broner doesn't need Ricky and it's a fairly **** division as far as HBO names go.
If one is trying to rationalize not making
Look, HBO was already on board for the last fight. Not barely 2 months ago, shortly before or after the Mitchell fight, Burns and his promoter were speaking of wanting to come to Vegas. I'm pretty sure I saw an interview then of him explaining why he backed out of the Broner fight. The only issue was his weight. That is no longer a factor. When he ko'd Mitchell, he was a world beater.
Ah, but those were the good ol' days, for Ricky.