Ray Beltran training hard for Terence Crawford challenge (photos)

The 33 year-old, who lost out to Ricky Burns in a controversial decision in his first shot at the title in 2013, is knuckling down early in a bid to ensure the belt goes home with him this time around.

Rugged puncher Beltran gained the mandatory position with the World Boxing Organisation with unanimous decision win over Arash Usmanee in April and will be aiming to end Crawford’s unbeaten record later this year.

Pictures by Chris Farina/Top Rank