Ricky Burns is a retired Scottish professional boxer born on April 13, 1983, in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire. He was one of the most respected boxers of his time with a professional career spanning over 18 years between 2001 and 2019. Burns retired from professional boxing with a record of 43-8-1, which included 16 knockout wins, and two title wins.
Burns made his professional boxing debut in October 2001, at the young age of 18, against Woody Greenaway, defeating him via a 4 round PTS. After his debut, he went on to win 12 more consecutive fights, two of which he won via stoppage. This impressive start to his career set the tone for what was to come in the following years.
Burns had his first world title fight on September 4, 2010, against Román Martínez for the super-featherweight WBO title. He defeated Martínez via a 12 round unanimous decision to become the super-featherweight champion of the world. This win marked a turning point in his career and solidified his place among the best boxers of his time.
Burns' journey in professional boxing includes a total of 52 fights, out of which he won 43, lost 8, and drew one. Although he never suffered a loss via knockout, he lost six non-title bouts and two title bouts via decision. Throughout his career, Burns was known to be one of the toughest fighters on the scene and always put up a great fight.
Burns has won two world titles at two weight classes, and he was elevated as world champion once. He successfully defended his world titles seven times, five of which he won by knockout. His notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Billy Smith, Kevin Mitchell, Nicky Cook, Román Martínez, Jose Gonzalez, Kiryl Relikh, and Joseph Laryea, among others.
Burns fought his last professional fight against Welsh boxer Lee Selby on October 26, 2019. The non-title bout didn't go as planned, with Burns losing the fight via a 12 round majority decision. It has been over three years since his last fight, and although he is retired from professional boxing, his legacy lives on.
Throughout his career, Burns has shown tremendous expertise and skill in the boxing ring. His fighting style and dedication to his craft were a testament to his authoritativeness and professionalism. Additionally, his trustworthiness in the sport earned the respect and admiration of his fans and peers alike.
In conclusion, Ricky Burns' professional boxing career is a true testament to his talent and dedication in the sport. With impressive wins, titles, and defenses over the years, he has earned his rightful place among the best boxers in the world. His legacy will forever live on in the sport, inspiring future generations to follow in his footsteps and strive for greatness.
Ricky Burns Fight Record
|52||Oct 26, 2019||36||Lee Selby||Loss||MD|
|51||Nov 10, 2018||35||Scott Cardle||Win||TKO3|
|50||Jun 16, 2018||35||Ivan Njegac||Win||RTD4|
|49||Oct 7, 2017||34||Anthony Crolla||Loss||UD|
|48||Apr 15, 2017||34||Julius Indongo||Loss||UD|
|47||Oct 7, 2016||33||Kiryl Relikh||Win||UD|
|46||May 28, 2016||33||Michele di Rocco||Win||TKO8|
|45||Nov 7, 2015||32||Josh King||Win||KO11|
|44||Aug 1, 2015||32||Prince Ofotsu||Win||TKO5|
|43||May 9, 2015||32||Omar Figueroa Jr.||Loss||UD|
|42||Oct 4, 2014||31||Alexandre Lepelley||Win||PTS|
|41||Jun 27, 2014||31||Dejan Zlatičanin||Loss||SD|
|40||Mar 1, 2014||30||Terence Crawford||Loss||UD|
|39||Sep 7, 2013||30||Ray Beltrán||Draw||SD|
|38||May 11, 2013||30||Jose Gonzalez||Win||RTD9|
|37||Sep 22, 2012||29||Kevin Mitchell||Win||TKO4|
|36||Mar 10, 2012||28||Paulus Moses||Win||UD|
|35||Nov 5, 2011||28||Michael Katsidis||Win||UD|
|34||Jul 16, 2011||28||Nicky Cook||Win||TKO1|
|33||Mar 12, 2011||27||Joseph Laryea||Win||RTD7|
|32||Dec 4, 2010||27||Andreas Evensen||Win||UD|
|31||Sep 4, 2010||27||Román Martínez||Win||UD|
|30||May 15, 2010||27||Youssef Al Hamidi||Win||PTS|
|29||Jun 19, 2009||26||Kevin O'Hara||Win||UD|
|28||Mar 27, 2009||25||Michael Gomez||Win||TKO7|
|27||Nov 14, 2008||25||Yakubu Amidu||Win||TKO7|
|26||Sep 26, 2008||25||Osumanu Akaba||Win||UD|
|25||May 17, 2008||25||Gheorghe Ghiompirica||Win||PTS|
|24||Mar 22, 2008||24||Billy Smith||Win||PTS|
|23||Feb 22, 2008||24||Silence Saheed||Win||TKO3|
|22||Dec 15, 2007||24||Billy Smith||Win||PTS|
|21||Nov 3, 2007||24||Youssef Al Hamidi||Win||PTS|
|20||Oct 26, 2007||24||Ben Odamattey||Win||PTS|
|19||Oct 13, 2007||24||Frederic Bonifai||Win||TKO5|
|18||Sep 15, 2007||24||Ernie Smith||Win||PTS|
|17||Feb 9, 2007||23||Carl Johanneson||Loss||UD|
|16||Nov 4, 2006||23||Wladimir Borov||Win||PTS|
|15||Apr 1, 2006||22||Adolphe Avadja||Win||TKO5|
|14||Feb 18, 2006||22||Alex Arthur||Loss||UD|
|13||Jul 23, 2005||22||Alan Temple||Win||PTS|
|12||Jun 17, 2005||22||Haider Ali||Win||PTS|
|11||Apr 8, 2005||21||Buster Dennis||Win||PTS|
|10||Feb 25, 2005||21||Graham Earl||Win||PTS|
|9||Dec 12, 2004||21||Colin Bain||Win||PTS|
|8||Oct 29, 2004||21||Jeff Thomas||Win||PTS|
|7||Oct 8, 2004||21||Daniel Thorpe||Win||PTS|
|6||Dec 8, 2002||19||Nono Junior||Win||PTS|
|5||Oct 19, 2002||19||Neil Murray||Win||TKO2|
|4||Sep 6, 2002||19||Ernie Smith||Win||PTS|
|3||Jun 8, 2002||19||Gary Harrison||Win||TKO1|
|2||Mar 15, 2002||18||Peter Allen||Win||PTS|
|1||Oct 20, 2001||18||Woody Greenaway||Win||PTS|