Ricky Burns to fight Raymundo Beltran in comeback

Ricky Burns pictured during his fight with  Raymundo Beltran.   Picture: Robert Perry
Ricky Burns pictured during his fight with Raymundo Beltran. Picture: Robert Perry
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Ricky Burns will make his comeback in February against the man who broke his jaw, according to the WBO lightweight champion’s manager.

Alex Morrison revealed a deal to stage a rematch with Raymundo Beltran in Glasgow would be completed in the coming days.

Picture: Robert Perry

Picture: Robert Perry

Burns controversially retained his title against the Mexican in September when a draw was declared after Burns fought for more than 10 rounds with a clean break of the jaw.

“Ricky feels it’s the moral thing to do in giving Beltran another shot,” Morrison told BBC Scotland.

“He wants to put the record straight after fighting for 10 rounds with a broken jaw in that first fight.

“We want it. Beltran wants it and the fans want it. The deal is done. We’re 99% there with it and are just waiting for the final confirmation which will happen any day now.

“We’re looking at early February in Glasgow.”

The Coatbridge fighter returned to light training earlier this month.

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