THE WBO LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD
RICKY BURNS v PAULUS MOSES
SATURDAY 10th MARCH, 2012
BRAEHEAD ARENA, GLASGOW
***LIVE ON BOXNATION (SKY CH. 456/VIRGIN CH. 546)***
BURNS-MOSES WEIGH-IN FOR WORLD TITLE FIGHT
WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns weighed in at 9st 8lb 8oz today at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel, while challenger Paulus Moses scaled 9st 7lb 2oz for their big fight tomorrow night.
Burns, Scotland’s first two-weight world champion in nearly twenty years, makes the first defence of his title against the Namibian ‘Hitman’ at a SOLD-OUT Braehead Arena – his first fight on home soil in a year.
The only place to see the fight now is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546) from 7.30pm.
Former WBA World Champion Moses, who has only lost once in 29 fights, is the toughest test of Burns’ career to date, despite the Scotsman racking up wins over top fighters Roman Martinez and Michael Katsidis.
Coatbridge hero Burns said, “My weight was perfect so now it’s roll on tomorrow. I can’t wait for it. It’s going to be an amazing atmosphere in the Braehead Arena with every seat sold for my homecoming. I’ve got to do the business in the ring now with all these fans coming to see me in action. Moses is a tough tough fighter and I’ve not underestimated him and the fans are in for a really good fight.”
Edinburgh’s Paul Appleby weighed 9st 3lb 2oz and Dublin’s unbeaten Stephen Ormond was spot on 9st 4lb limit for their Vacant Celtic Super-Featherweight title clash that features as chief-support.
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