Scottish lightweight boxer Ricky Burns defends his WBO lightweight title this weekend and he has once again proven to be British boxings best role model. While so many other British boxers try to use trash talk to sell a fight and end up coming across as arrogant, Ricky is very well grounded and humble and lets his ability talk for itself.
Yes it is true that Ricky Burns is not one of the most well known boxers in the world, in fact, many people in Britain do not really know who he is but that just adds more credit to the man. Ricky is not willing to give up his honour and integrity by trash talking an opponent before a fight, just to make a name for himself.
Many young, up and coming British boxers could learn a thing or two from Ricky Burns but it seems that too many of them are too eager to make a name for themselves and make a quick buck. Take Dereck Chisora for example. If he let his talent talk rather than mouthing off, his reputation would still be intact and he would probably have a chance of becoming a world heavyweight champion.
However, Dereck Chisora chose to embarrass himself and his country with his disgraceful behaviour last month. Ricky Burns, on the other hand, is possibly the nicest guy in the sport of boxing and the fact that he is a world class operator means he will make it to the top without having to criticise anyone. Ricky Burns vs Paulus Moses takes place at Braehead Arena on Saturday and we predict a comfortable points victory for Burns.