Re: When you look at Ricky Burns' K.O% you would think he couldn't K.O a fly, so..?
I think his patience has a lot to do with it. It might seem an obvious point but he doesn't really throw a lot of punches where he's intending to take the guy out. Nearly all the times he hurts or stops somebody it just comes as a natural consequence.
I think he punches a bit harder than his record would suggest but punch for punch he isn't a puncher at lightweight. I think he mixes in the odd harder shot with a lot of stuff that isn't all that powerful, just stinging.