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2020

Ricky Burns and Dejan Zlaticanin weigh-in for Glasgow encounter (video)

Phil Jay 26/06/2014

Former WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns hit the scales at 9st 8lbs 12oz (134.9lbs) for his upcoming return to action, whilst opponent Dejan Zlaticanin weighed 9st 7lbs 14oz (133.8) as the fighters ready themselves for their Braehead Arena bout in Friday night.

Burns is looking to make a successful comeback after losing his title to Terence Crawford and has since switch gyms in order to bring a fresh approach to his boxing.

Montengran Zlaticanin brings a standout record of 18-0 with 13 stoppages to the table for his first UK encounter, but remains wholely untested throughout his career and has never fought outside of the Balkans.

The 30 year-old will contest the WBC International title with the more seasoned Burns, 31, with the victor set to be handily placed to challenge current champion Omar Figueroa.

Ricky Burns v Dejan Zlaticanin, featuring the British and Commonwealth light-welterweight titles fight between Curtis Woodhouse v Willie Limond, along with the 12 round cruiserweight clash involving Stephen Simmons v Wadi Camacho goes out live Friday night on Sky Sports 3 from 8pm BST. Also available in HD.

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