Ricky Burns-Michele Di Rocco for vacant WBA light welterweight title on May 28

15/03/2016 14:32

Former two-weight world champion Ricky Burns (39-5-1. 13 KOs) will fight Italy’s Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBA light welterweight title on May 28 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

The Scot held the WBO super featherweight title between 2010 and 2011, before moving up a weight and winning the WBO lightweight belt until losing on points to American Terence Crawford in March 2014.

Burns can now win a world title at a third different weight if he beats former European champion Di Rocco, who is unbeaten for almost nine years.

“This is a huge fight and a massive opportunity for me to make history,” said Burns.

“It feels like a long time coming returning to Glasgow and I feel this is the perfect opportunity for me to grab another world title in front of my loyal supporters.
“Di Rocco is a tough guy and he will bring the best out of me – but it’s a fight I’m so confident I will win and give my fans a great show.”


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