2nd September 2012

Scottish hero and WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns
welcomes London’s Kevin Mitchell onto his home soil of Glasgow for
a ding-dong, all-British battle.
 
Burns v Mitchell has been billed as “The Battle of Britain”, and
it sets two great friends against one another with WBO World
Lightweight glory at stake.

Burns, 29, won the interim WBO strap in November 2011 against
Michael Katsidis, and then cemented the full belt in March against
Namibia’s Paulus Moses.
The Bellshill-born right-hander will enter the ring with a 34 –
2 fight record, and will be wary of a fiery opponent who has a
similar 33 – 1 history.
Burns will have huge support in the Glasgow SECC. He was
similarly supported in March against Paulus Moses, and Kevin
Mitchell will know he’s in for a hostile welcome.
For Kevin Mitchell, the “Dagenham Destroyer”, this fight is a
second WBO World title challenge at lightweight. His previous
attempt saw him bested by Michael Katsidis in 2010 after a third
round TKO.
Essex boy Mitchell, 27, has won 24 of his 33 fights prematurely,
a percentage of 70.59, while Burns has only nine knockouts to his
name. He will be hoping his superior punch power will see him
through against the quick and slick Burns.
for more information on TV Coverage visit  www.boxnation.com
Buy Tickets for Burns v Mitchell Here