Ricky Burns to fight Michael Katsidis in London

By Phil GoodladBBC Scotland
WBO champion Ricky Burns
Burns will travel to London to fight at a new weight next month

Ricky Burns' quest to win a second world title will see him fight interim WBO lightweight champion Michael Katsidis at Wembley on 5 November.

The bout has been switched to London, with Glasgow's Kelvin Hall losing out.

The 28-year-old Scot has given up his WBO super featherweight crown because it was becoming difficult for him to make the 130lb mark.

Burns takes on Katsidis, from Australia, after Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez gave up his belt.

Burns' manager, Alex Morrison, told BBC Scotland last month: "Ricky has always wanted to move up to lightweight.

"He has outgrown the super featherweight division."

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