Ricky Burns vs. Miguel Vazquez fight called off
The March 16th unification bout between WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) and IBF champion Miguel Vazquez (33-3, 13 KO’s) has been called off. According to the Scottishsun.co.uk, Burns was told last Saturday night about the fight being cancelled.
There’s a possibility that it could be rescheduled in the next 30 days. There isn’t a stated reason for why the fight has been called off, but we recently heard news that Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves had left Frank Warren, the promoter of the March 16th event, and is signing with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.
Losing Groves was definitely a huge blow to the card, which is headlined by a less than thrilling fight between WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and Robin Krasniqi.
Alex Morrison, the manager for the 29-year-old Burns, said to thescottishsun.co.uk “While there is talk of it being rescheduled within 30 days, Ricky and I are very unhappy.”
There has been talk about Vazquez not being satisfied with the contract, and recently said the contract still wasn’t finalized during the past two weeks. We later saw photos of Vazquez holding a form that looked to be an agreement for the Burns fight, but who knows if that the contract that needed to be signed for the fight to be a done deal.
This is some crushing news for Burns, who has already had a couple of recent fights fall apart against Jose Ocampo and Liam Walsh.
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