Scottish world champ vows to shut Ghanaian challenger up
WBO super-featherweight title holder Ricky Burns has pledged to knock challenger Joseph Laryea down a peg or two when the pair meet on March 12th at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow and send him back to Accra empty handed after teaching him a boxing lesson.
Burns, 27, is upset at some of the comments made by the African challenger in the build up to their spring meeting and is confident that a controlled performance will see him defend his title for the second time since claiming the belt from Roman Martinez in September 2010.
“Laryea’s been shouting from the rooftops about what he’s going to do to me,” Burns told acadvertiser.co.uk.
“I’ll keep my cool outside the ring but, once that bell goes, it’s going to be all about controlled aggression.
“And I can promise everyone that I will be very aggressive indeed.
“I’m going to take the fight to him and shove his boasts down his throat.”
The Coatbridge fighter has just two defeats on his 32 fight record and is unbeaten since 2007, whilst 25 year-old Laryea has lost four times in 18, including three of his last seven and earned his shot with a shock victory over Paul Appleby on the undercard of Burns’ last defence.
Ricky Burns v Joseph Laryea is live on Sky Sports from the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on March 12th from 8pm
By Phil D. Jay