Ricky Burns takes the scalp of of another top class, world rated fighter. Although some of the rounds were tight, Ricky Burns sealed a convincing victory over the tough, all action Aussie warrior.
|Ricky Burns lands a left hook. Photo Credit: JRfotography|
|Burns used the jab well against Katsidis. Photo Credit: JRfotography|
Credit goes to Katsidis, he always comes to fight and this match was no exception. He had Burns rocked a number of times but Burns showed that he can take punches from a hard hitter and still come back fighting. Anyone fighting Katsidis will have problems, mainly because of his mauling, in your face style, he really gives his opponents no room to move or set themselves.
|Relentless: Katsidis on the attack. Photo Credit: JRfotography|
|Good chin: Ricky Burns withstands the power. Photo Credit: JRfotography|
|Worthy Champion: Victorious once again. Photo Credit: JRfotography|
Skys the limit for Burns right now. He has been under rated by many people, and hopefully his win over Katsidis should make people sit up and take notice. He can mix in world class there's no doubt about it. And I must say, listening to how grounded he is in his interviews I really wish him all the best, it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. It's hard not to like him.
This win will now see Ricky Burns get the chance to face some of the best fighters in the world at his weight class. The name Marquez has been mentioned. Marquez will be one hell of a mountain to climb. Marquez's skill level is right up there with Paquiao. And even now, with Marquez being a veteran, he is still very very skilled. He still completely lives for boxing and hasn't lost much of his skill or sharpness due to always staying super disciplined. But saying that, I believe Ricky Burns could be catching Marquez at the right time, if they do end up fighting.