clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ricky Burns open to fight with Adrien Broner or Crawford rematch

Ricky Burns is looking for big fights going forward, and has some names in mind.

Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Ricky Burns, who won the WBA junior welterweight title on Saturday to become the first Scottish fighter to ever win world titles in three weight classes, says he's looking for big fights, and would welcome both Adrien Broner and a rematch with Terence Crawford.

"I have said to Eddie [Hearn] that I want to fight the top names. I do super-lightweight comfortably but lightweight is still an option. At super-lightweight, you have Terence Crawford, he is fighting Viktor Postol in a unification. I would fight him again if it came down to it. Why not? And there are other big fights out there. I fought for this title because Adrien Broner didn't make the weight. If he gets his finger out, that fight is an option as well."

Burns (40-5-1, 14 KO) stopped an overmatched Michele di Rocco in the eighth round on Saturday in Glasgow, adding the 140-pound belt to his previous titles at 130 and 135. He faced Crawford when they were both lightweights in March 2014, losing the WBO lightweight title to the American. That time, Crawford went to Glasgow. A rematch would likely see Burns have to travel, but he's shown a willingness to fight in the States, coming over to face Omar Figueroa in Texas last year.

As for Broner, it seems likely that he's done at 140, but you never know. Crawford is busy right now with a July 23 unification bout against Viktor Postol, seen as a 1 vs 2 matchup at 140 pounds.