Nov 23 2011 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
RICKY BURNS revealed that he had to stand his ground in order to win the WBO interim lightweight title.
The 28-year-old from Kirkwood beat Aussie Michael Katsidis on points at the Wembley Arena – but admitted it was hard going in the ring on Bonfire Night.
He told Advertiser Sport: “Michael is as tough anything and can really hit although I’m good at hiding it when I’ve been hurt.
“We knew we couldn’t keep someone of his level off for the whole 12 rounds. The danger was always there as he just kept on coming at me.”
Burns spoke as he promoted this Friday’s British lightweight title fight between Willie Limond and Anthony Crolla.
The bout headlines a show at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre which features Caldercruix’s David Brophy who fights professionally for the fourth time.
Tickets are priced at £40 and £60 and are available from Morrison’s Gym on 0141 554 7777 or the St Andrew’s Sporting Club on 0141 810 5700.
Meanwhile, Craig Windsor jnr has branded his recent British Masters title defeat to Kevin McCauley a “disgrace”.
The 28-year-old lost out on the light-middleweight belt following a controversial points verdict at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.
Windsor expects a re-match at the start of next year and said: “It was a really bad decision. It was a disgrace.
“I had the first four rounds in the bag and everybody said that I’d won the fight. I couldn’t believe the result.
“There will be a re-match up here in February and this time I will definitely be taking it out of the judges’ hands.”