Weigh-In Report Burn vs. Gonzalez: Burns Happy To Be Fighting In Scotland


    Ricky Burns and José González both tipped the scales at 9st 8lbs ½oz ahead of their clash for Burns’ WBO lightweight title in Betfair’s ‘Fighting Pride of Scotland’ from the Emirates Arena in Glasgow live on Sky Sports HD1 from 7pm.

    Burns’ third title defence sees him tackle the unbeaten mandatory challenger from Puerto Rico – his second clash with a fighter from the United States commonwealth, and the Scot appears in a Ringside special on his epic clash with ‘Rocky’ Roman Martinéz tonight at 6.30pm on Sky Sports HD1.

    The Coatbridge two-weight World champion was roared to the scales at the St. Enoch Centre and the 30 year old said he has a new lease of life ahead of the clash.

    “I am really excited about Eddie’s plans,” said Burns. “Everybody knows I am just a quiet guy, I keep myself to myself and my attitude is the same towards boxing. You have pressure on you knowing that you are going into these big fights defending your title but with the crowd I put that to the back of my mind and don’t let anything bother me.

    “I have stability in my career. The way Eddie was talking, he wants to build my profile back up in Scotland and keep my active and fighting regularly. It is great fighting in Scotland. I remember when Scott Harrison was World champion and I used to get on all his undercards, it was great and this is great for the up and coming fighters to get the opportunity to get on the big shows and show everybody what they can do.”

    John Simpson meets Choi Tseveenpurev for the WBC International title in a mouth-watering chief support bout, with Simpson scaling 9st 3lbs and ‘The Mongolian Warrior’ Choi 9st 1lbs 8oz. The third title bout on the card pits cruiserweights Stephen Simmons and Michael Sweeney for the vacant Celtic title, with Simmons scaling 14st 1lb ½oz and Sweeney 14st 3lbs ½oz.

    Tickets for Betfair’s ‘Fighting Pride of Scotland’ are on sale now. Tickets are priced £40 upper tier, £60 lower tier and floor seats, £100 ringside and £200 VIP (all tickets subject to booking fee). Tickets are available through the Emirates Arena at www.emiratesarena.co.uk, Matchroom Boxing at www.matchroomboxing.com and by phone on 0141 353 8000.


    6pm: 6 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest

    DAVID BROPHY (11st 9lbs ½oz) v GARY BOULDEN (11st 6lbs 2oz)

    (Caldercruix)                                     (Shepperton)

    6.30pm: 6 x 3 Featherweight Contest

    JONATHAN SLOWEY (9st 3lbs 6oz) v EDDIE NESBITT (9st 4lbs)

    (Glasgow)                                               (Belfast)

    Live on Sky Sports HD1 from 7pm

    7.05pm: 8 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest

    ROCKY FIELDING (12st 5lbs 10oz) v MICHAL NIERODA (12st 3lbs)

    (Liverpool)                                            (Poland)

    10 x 3 mins Vacant Celtic Cruiserweight Championship

    STEVE SIMMONS (14st 1lbs ½oz) v MICHAEL SWEENEY (14st 3lbs ½oz)

    (Edinburgh)                                         (Dublin)

    12 x 3 mins Vacant WBC International Super Featherweight Championship

    JOHN SIMPSON (9st 3lbs) v CHOI (9st 1lb 8oz)

    (Greenock)                              (Mongolia)

    12 x 3 mins World WBO Lightweight Championship

    RICKY BURNS (9st 8lbs 8oz) v JOSE GONZALEZ (9st 8lbs 8oz)

    (Coatbridge)                                            (Puerto Rico)


    6x 3 mins Super-Featherweight Contest

    MICHAEL ROBERTS (9st 7lbs) v MARIUSZ BAK (9st 5lbs 10oz)

    (Glasgow)                                      (Brentford)

    Previous articleParis and Perez Both Vow To Win on Friday Night Fights
    Next articleTechnically Speaking, Malignaggi Isn’t A Bad Opponent For Broner
    The team at Thaboxingvoice.com set out with a mission to create an online environment focused on boxing that voiced the opinions, concerns, and attitudes of you, the people. Doing our best to bring you the answers you want to know, and getting the exclusives that those other guys cant. We are always working hard to get the inside scoop inside and outside of the ring. If it’s happening in Boxing, we will tell you about it! You can find us at the fights all over the place with our nationwide team of correspondents, and wide reach around the globe we have the tools and the team to bring you coverage from all the fights. Whether it is in a gym in Jersey or on the floor at MGM Grand. No fight to big or small for Tha Boxing Voice. Our experienced team combined has over 50+ years of boxing experience to bring to the table. Some of us growing up ringside, some of us growing up in the ring, no matter the situation we are all true boxing fans first and reporters second. This can be found evident on our twice-weekly podcast. We work hard to bring you interviews that answer your questions and guest who will spark your interest from all areas of the boxing world. Writers, Trainers, Promoters and the most relevant fighters before and after some of their biggest fights. We are working 24/7 to get the information to you, the listeners. We work to form a personal relationship with our listeners and our guests making our show more intimate and giving a raw, uncut and real aspect that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We are Tha Boxing Voice, The Voice of you, The People. Follow @boxingvoiceshow