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Old 10-12-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
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Colombian Perez could be next up for champ Burns

Published on 12 October 2012
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RICKY BURNS' next opponent looks set to be Colombian KO specialist Darley Perez.
The 29-year-old has an impressive unbeaten ring resume of 26 wins, with 19 of these coming through stoppages by way of his big right hand.
Wales European champion Gavin Rees had been understood to be in the frame but, due to litigation between Burns' promoter Frank ****** and Rees' promoter Eddie Hearns, that is a non-starter.

But while the Colombian looks set to provide Burns with the second defence of his 135lbs belt, Scott Harrison is being lined up for a New Year all- tartan super-fight with the champion.

First, the former WBO featherweight champion will have to beat either Kevin Mitchell or John Murray on the undercard of Burns' next fight at London's ExCel Arena on December 15 to book a place in the WBO top 10.
Burns' manager Alex Morrison revealed today: "The Colombian is certainly a name that we are talking about with a view to Ricky's next defence.
"He is rated highly by all the governing bodies, and not just the WBO, and would be a creditable opponent for Ricky, who can also bang.

"Scott Harrison has also been offered a slot at the ExCel Arena against either Kevin Mitchell or John Murray.

"If he wins, and Ricky comes through, the plan would be to match the two in the New Year in what would be one of the biggest fights ever seen in a Scottish ring.

"But, first and foremost, both Ricky and Scott would need to come through at the ExCel and that will be tough."
Perez is highly-rated by all of the governing bodies, occupying the No.11 berth with the WBO, rated at four by the WBA, five by the IBF and at 12 by the WBC.

He is also an active, winning fighter, who has claimed four stoppages in his last six victories, with his last success a split points decision over 10 tough rounds back in August.

Almost more intriguing is the prospect of Harrison facing Burns' last victim, Kevin Mitchell, or Mancunian John Murray.
The latter has already pulled out of a meeting with the former champion, but with a crack at Burns in 2013 up for grabs, that is not likely to happen again.

Should Harrison decline the opportunity to meet and beat either of the two Englishmen, his last route to a world title would effectively be shut.

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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Both Mitchell and Murray would beath Harrison easily.
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Perez doesn't have a single name on his record, what a joke.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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So much for a fight with Broner
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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Harrison will get smashed by Mitchell or Murray, so thankfully we won't need to see Burns wasting his prime against him.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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Harrison will get smashed by Mitchell or Murray, so thankfully we won't need to see Burns wasting his prime against him.
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If it is Perez, then i think it's a decent opponent. I never expected it to be any of the top guys at Lightweight as they all have fights lined up. The Broner fight needs to happen after this though..
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If it is Perez, then i think it's a decent opponent. I never expected it to be any of the top guys at Lightweight as they all have fights lined up. The Broner fight needs to happen after this though..
awright Bugs as you say Perez would be a good scalp. ranked in all 4 governing bodies I believe, no-one can complain about this one.

I want Broner next though, much as I love scotty if Broner comes through his next fight with the W I want to see Burns teach him a lesson. Scotty would be big money wise, but the world wants to see that big mouth of Broner being shut, & Burns is the man for the job Beating Broner would make Burns a superstar, up there with Andy Murray IMO.

So get in line scotty & wait your turn!!!(never thought I would utter that here)
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Both Mitchell and Murray would beath Harrison easily.
The same Mitchell who just just got wiped out against the Rickster? A lofty statement indeed
& Murray, who got wiped out by the guy who got wiped out by Burns? A loftier statement
I would back Scott Harrison to beat Mitchell, AND Murray. Are you forgetting who Scotty is? Both thesae guys would engage him, & like Brandon Rios, if you fight scottys fight? You will be broken down.

It seems every man & his dog thinks Scott has nothing left cos he couldnt KO a guy who was down in the 1st, and ran for the next 5.

Im used to the Scotty hate on here though, & its always a pleasure when he proves people wrong. Hes did it before, & he will do it again. Mitchell & Murray? pfft. Scotty will make mincemeat of them.

Mitchell has a chance if he boxes, but in a fight against the teak tough tartan terror in front of a charged atmosphere? He will be sucked in at some point. Hes too english not to want to have a war with a jock foe! Murray? Hes already turned down a fight with Scotty, so doesnt look like he fancies the job from the outset.

Scotty is BACK. If he doesnt get banged up again? Just you wait & see what he does, Scotty will be doing the banging up!

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:25 PM   #10
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Harrison will get smashed by Mitchell or Murray, so thankfully we won't need to see Burns wasting his prime against him.
dunno if you are a fellow jock, im guessing you are based on your avatar etc, but you never ****in know here.

McKay, I hope you dont mind me asking, but how the **** did you reach that conclusion?

If you are a fellow scotsman, you really should know better by now

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:59 PM   #11
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Glad it's a highly ranked opponent for Ricky, not the best but still a decent fight on Rickys record, i think he needs a slightly easier opponent before Broner anyway and deservedly so after the job he did on Mitchel.

Harrison v Mitchel doesn't worry me, i think Harrison would do well to get Mitchell at this time as Mitchell looks too big between fights and i personally think he will struggle with the weight. Also he will be doubting himself after a heavy loss like that and i just see Harrison eating him.

John Murray for some reason doesn't seem so comfortable for me. Harrison would struggle i think with Murray. It might just be Murrays strength and size but i'm not sure about this one.

However, i don't think any of the above fighters deserve a chance at Ricky yet, especially John Murray. Quite why his name is flying about is beyond me.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #12
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Harrison looked shocking in his last fight on the Burns under I thought, I would try him in with 1 of these first Derry, Crolla, appleby, Walsh, Johanseen before Mitchell or Murray(who needs a fight soon)

I would put him against that guy the used to call the Clyde blitz Derry smashed in Prizefighter good local fight sells tickets and would be another step because i really think his next loss is his last before retirement or until he becomes an opponent for any above looking tp get a win over a name

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:03 PM   #13
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Harrison looked shocking in his last fight on the Burns under I thought, I would try him in with 1 of these first Derry, Crolla, appleby, Walsh, Johanseen before Mitchell or Murray(who needs a fight soon)

I would put him against that guy the used to call the Clyde blitz Derry smashed in Prizefighter good local fight sells tickets and would be another step because i really think his next loss is his last before retirement or until he becomes an opponent for any above looking tp get a win over a name
Robert, surely you take the piss? Scotty was a world champion who didnt lose his title in the ring. He has had 2 wins on his comeback, & John Murray pulled out of a scrap with Scotty, leaving team harrison scrambling around for an opponent.

Now if scotty was old damaged goods, wouldnt he have been the ideal opponent for John Murray? Think about it. No-one wants to fight him, cos hes the scottish Brandon Rios.

To say scotty should fight his way up from the bottom with the resume he has inside & outside of the ring?

Gimme a break
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:29 PM   #14
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what i mean is Scot is not 28 anymore and there is no way he is the same fighter after what he has been through and done to his body. What i mean i he should fight these guys who where no where near his level when he was at his peak get some paydays before he steps up, because i think there no way he beats anyone above European/fringe world level and i think his next loss will be the end of his career.

I don't know the circumstance around the Murray fight and how late he pulled out the fight, and when Harrison weighed in for the fight but he weighed in at 145lb which is what welterweight/light middle weight
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Harrision is past sorry. Never to hold a world title again.
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