22nd September 2012 , 19:00 BST
If you missed it, you missed a night of unadulterated boxing, pure and simple. Burns v Mitchell, friends outside the ring; it wasn't about the war of the words, in this the Battle of Britain.
No, this fight was about two world class boxers proving that they deserve to share the ring, and that they deserved their stage on Saturday.
Fittingly, legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer welcomed the two fighters into a power-keg Glasgow atmoshpere.
Round one was a relatively even affair, with a few calling it in favour of Mitchell - but not by much. Burns looked cool and calm the whole way through, though the Englishman led the punch count going into round two.
It was then, in the second, that Ricky showed his unexpected game plan. He stepped up, toe to toe with his adversary, and launched a big attack a minute and a half through, before finishing the round with a couple of quality right hooks.
Into the third round, Mitchell looked like he might edge back into it, but Burns wasn't having any of his advances and continued to force the pace. The home favourite landed a few blinding hooks that would've floored most average boxers, to which Mitchell could only hit his chest and roar back in defiance. Burns wasn't fooled by the display, and it was into the fourth and final round.
The Coatbridge-born WBO champ continued to land punch after punch, mixing up body shots and hooks to Mitchell's head. For those that thought this fight was going to points - and many did - they were to be proved wrong. A couple of minutes into the round Burns launched another attack which saw Mitchell twice hit the canvas.
The referee let the fight continue, albeit only temporarily. With seconds to go before the end of the round, and with Ricky seemingly unstoppable, landing punch after punch, the referee called the fight.
The fight might have ended with disappointment for the challenger Mitchell, but it only took a couple of minutes after the bell before the two were arm in arm singing each other's praises.
Frank Warren joined the boys at the side of the ring in the
aftermath to say, "It was a good fight. Kevin trained really hard
for this. They're both two great fellas, but Ricky did the business
and he's going to go from strength to strength. He's going to fight
again in December."
Bring on December...
We were warmed up to the main event on Saturday night with displays from Scotland's finest young talents (and old!).
Michael Roberts took Gavin Reid the distance, for his 10th professional victory.
BoxNation favourite, Bradley Saunders, knocked down Ivan Godor of Slovakia one too many times for the referee's liking, and, despite hopping on one foot in an attempt to prove his sobriety, the fight was stopped. Saunders looks strong for such a young boxer.
Next up was Stephen Simmons against Tahar Mehmed, and he kept up his winning streak to make it six on the trot.
John Thain went the distance against Lee Noble, despite sustaining a bloody nose in the first minute of the fight. Noble simply didn't do enough to win the judges over, and the scores finished 60-55.
John Simpson followed, fighting Dai Davies of Wales, and won another Scottish victory. The Celtic Super-Featherweight Championship was an entertaining affair, John Simpson landing several perfect hooks to the side of Dai's head putting him on the floor in the second round for a technical knockout.
The main undercard was Glaswegian favourite, Scott Harrison, making his second fight after a seven-year hiatus. Joe Elfidh was the challenger, and by the reception from the crowd, it was clear they didn't want him to win. Many expected, and hoped, that this fight would end in a knockout, and it looked certain after the first minute when Harrison tried to land a knockout blow with every shot.
Elfidh survived however, despite one tumble onto the ring floor, and took the fight the distance with Harrison winning 60 points to 53. Joe Elfidh may have lost the fight - but he left the ring with more respect that when he entered, and should count going the distance as a small victory for himself.
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.
22nd September 2012 , 19:00 BST
Slowly, Scott Harrison is rebuilding his reputation and re-establishing himself as a name on the British lightweight scene.
After seven years away from the ring, Scotsman Harrison faces the second fight of his comeback after a strong return against Gyorgy Mizsei Jr. in June.
This time it's Joe Elfidh who he faces as the former WBO World Champ looks to build towards the bigger challenges that await next year.
Greenock-born fighter John Simpson will be roared on by a partisan Glasgow crowd as he fights to defend his Celtic Super-Featherweight Championship against Merthyr Tydfil's Dai Davies.
John Simpson came through a bruising encounter with Paul Appleby to win the Celtic strap in June, despite suffering a nasty cut after a clash of heads.
Davies, meanwhile, is 9 - 18 - 2, and will enter the fight as the underdog.
And this fight is sure to serve as a great build-up to the night's mouthwatering main event - the Battle of Britain - Ricky Burns v Kevin Mitchell.