In-form lightweight Ray Beltran has exclusively told WBN that a rematch with WBO champion Ricky Burns is far from his thoughts, despite the fact that the Scot’s promoter and manager have stated to the contrary.
The 32 year-old, who broke the Coatbridge fighter’s jaw on the way to what most say was a first world title win in September, is worried that a return to the UK would result in the same disputed scoring that handed Burns a split decision draw last time around.
“I have been told that if the fight is going to happen it seems like it will take place in the UK, but I’m not sure if it is going to,” Beltran told World Boxing News.
“The only way that I will to go back to fight there again is if the money is good, otherwise I am not going back to take another chance to be cheated again.”
Beltran was handed a 115-112 victory on one judges’ card at the Scottish Exhibition Centre last month, but ultimately lost out with the two other officials scoring the contest 115-113 to Burns and 114-114 respectivley.
The Mexican-American is now ready to leave his chapter with Burns in the past and seemingly won’t risk putting in another winning performance only to leave his opponent’s backyard empty-handed.
“I am not interested in fighting Ricky Burns anymore,” said Beltran. “I don’t even care about that WBO belt and Ricky can keep it.
“I just want to thank the fans for all their support from the UK and god bless,” he added.
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