WBO World Lightweight Champion (2011 - present)
WBO World Super Featherweight Champion (2010 - 2011)
Commonwealth Super Featherweight Champion (2008 - 2009)
10th March 2012 - victory vs Paulus Moses
Ricky Burns is a Scottish fighter with an impressive 34 wins from 36 fights. The lightweight right-hander, known as "Rickster", started his professional career in 2001 with a four-round win over Woody Greenaway in Glasgow.
Burns scored eight more wins before he landed one of the upsets of 2005 when he beat British Lightweight Champion Graham Earl in a non-title bout on points.
Three more wins - all on home soil - earned Burns the right to fight then EBU, British and Commonwealth Super Featherweight Champion Alex Arthur in February 2006. Burns lost the bout on a unanimous points decision.
The Scotsman bounced back with a pair of wins before losing his second attempt at the British Super Featherweight crown against Carl Johanneson in February 2007, again on a unanimous points decision.
Burns continued to pursue a super featherweight belt, and was eventually successful in September 2008 as he defeated Osumanu Akaba for the vacant Commonwealth Super Featherweight Championship.
He then rose to the top of the WBO World super featherweight rankings and earned a fight with WBO World Super Featherweight Champion Roman Martinez in September 2010. Burns - roared on by a partisan Glasgow crowd - won the fight on a unanimous decision.
He went on to defend his WBO World crown three times, before moving up to lightweight for a tilt at the WBO Interim Lightweight Championship in November 2011. Burns beat Michael Katsidis on a unanimous points decision to secure the second WBO belt of his career.
Burns' next outing is a WBO World Lightweight Championship defence against Kevin Mitchell LIVE and EXCLUSIVE to BoxNation on September 22nd.
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