WBO lightweight title challenger Ray Beltran is hoping to secure a second fight with Ricky Burns in the future after taking the Scot all the way to a draw in their first fight at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow.
The 32 year-old broke the champions jaw on the way to what looked like a two or three point swing in his favour on the scorecards, although Burns kept his title when the three judges couldn’t agree.
Talk is already rife amongst disgruntled fans that the US-based Mexican should be given another chance at the Coatbridge fighter’s title belt, although Beltran has stipulated that he wants any return to be stage in America.
“I want to fight in America. If he want to be a true champion lets do it in America,” Beltran told Sky Sports in the dressing room after the fight.
“Over there I think I can deserve it. Do the fight in America because like I always do, I always go to everybody’s backyard. That’s been my boxing career my whole life.
“I think I deserve a chance this time so let’s go to America and do the fight over there. I am the champion and let’s do it over there.”
Burns, 30, is currently in hospital recovery from major surgery on his injury and may be out of action for months before promoter Eddie Hearn can begin to put the feelers out for a return with Beltran.