7th November 2011
in his next fight for the British Lightweight title, and instead said he wanted to continue
to build his career at his natural weight of Super Feather. “I’m ready
to take on anyone in the top ten Super Featherweight, Alex Arthur, Craig
Docherty, Michael Gomez.” he said at the time.
It turned out to be another experience for Burns professional CV, another lesson and experience that he was to learn from. He lost a 12 round
decision to the experienced champion and Burns tasted the canvas three times in that fight against the Yorkshireman.
defeat prompted a need for a change of direction. On telling his former
mentor the news Burns said; “It was a nightmare having to tell him. It
was really sad because I’ve been with him for 14 years. All my boxing
life really. It was really hard but we left on good terms and we shook
hands and I’m sure our paths will cross again.” Burns moved to the
Dalmarnock gym in Glasgow and coach Billy Nelson.
Katsidis in the middle of the ring behind a stiff quick jab, he took
the fight to the Australian power house beating his opponent to the
punch and bossing the exchanges.
boxer the unanimous verdict with scores of 117-112 and 117-111 twice.
George Groves stops Paul Smith in round 2 – To retain his British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles.