But having the lightweight world champion off the bill is a real blow to fans and everyone involved, no one more so than Burns himself, who although disappointed is said to be philosophical about it.
“Ricky will not fight this weekend,” Alex Morrison, Burns’ manager told STV. “We couldn’t find an opponent for him to fight.
“We’re looking at January 26 for the next title defence and hopefully that will take place in Glasgow,” Morrison revealed.”Ricky has taken a week off and then he will return to training.
Filipino southpaw Ocampo, himself a replacement for Liam Walsh, withdrew from the fight this week after the death of his trainer. Attempts were made to line up another late replacement in former British lightweight champion Derry Matthews in a non title fight.
“He’s philosophical about it, it’s just a sequence of events and these things happen.”