Date: 5th September 2013 at 3:23pm
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As Saturday night draws nearer and we await the WBO lightweight clash between Ricky Burns and Raymundo Beltran, Burns? promoter, Eddie Hearn, has lavished praise on his fighter.

Hearn, discussing Burns, reckons his man can become the greatest Scottish fighter ever, exceeding the achievements of two legends in Kenny Lynch and Ken Buchanan.

This is what Hearn had to say,

‘The run of fights he’s had and the string of defences puts him up there as the greatest Scottish fighter of all time.?

Lavish praise indeed and praise that Buns has trouble accepting as Hearn adds,

‘He laughed at that because that’s what he’s like.’

‘I just believe that Ricky is a two-weight world champion.?

‘He carries the hope of a nation behind him, so he should be proud and the country should be proud of Ricky Burns.’


Is Eddie Hearn right?

Is Ricky Burns the best fighter to have come out of Scotland?