Date: 14th January 2014 at 4:52pm
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Boxing enthusiasts have pencilled in their diaries the date of 1st March 2014.

In that night, in Glasgow, Ricky Burns returns to the ring to defend his WBO lightweight belt against the highly touted unbeaten challenger Terence Crawford.

It?ll be 30 year-old Burns first fight since he had his jaw broken, last time out, when he fought Raymundo Beltran, on a night when he got a decision few thought he deserved.

Now back in training, the belief held by many is that Burns will be required to up his game, against Crawford, if he is to hold onto his WBO belt with many Boxing fans believing his performances in his last two outings have not been up to scratch.

There?s also the added concern of whether the jaw will hold up when faced with the power that Crawford possesses. Burns, however, is confident that it will remarking to the media about the road back and the doubts he may have had,

?When the surgeons are talking to you, it?s in the back of your mind: ?What if I can?t fight again??

?But once we knew the bone was knitting, those concerns went out the window. The jaw has been tested and it feels fine.?


Let?s hope so for everyone concerned with what promises to be another fanatical night north of the border.