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Burns to defend WBO crown against Mitchell

Posted on by Grant Miller

The long awaited WBO World Lightweight title fight between Ricky Burns (Holder) v Kevin Mitchell is on, promoter Frank Warren ahs announced that the fight will take place on 22nd September in Glasgow at a yet to be named venue.

“This is the big one.” Said Warren.  “It’s the fight the fans have been waiting for and I’m delighted to say that it’s now finally on. There is plenty of pride on the line with both men and neither will want to lose.  What a fight to start the autumn schedule with live on BoxNation and we’re also announcing details shortly of WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly’s next title defence.”

Daily Sport says – We believe this will be a tough fight for Mitchell as since Burns moved up to Lightweight he’s been a much stronger fighter and has beaten 2 class opponents on the spin in Michael Katsidis and Paulus Moses.

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