Ricky Burns vs. Jose Gonzalez: Preview and Prediction for Lightweight Title Bout

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Ricky Burns vs. Jose Gonzalez: Preview and Prediction for Lightweight Title Bout
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On May 11 in Glasgow, Scotland, WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns will put his belt on the line against undefeated Puerto Rican contender Jose Gonzales. The Scottish Burns will be defending his title before an enthusiastic home crowd.

This is a classic matchup between a rising star with explosive potential and a crafty veteran who knows what it takes to win on the big stage. With Adrien Broner jumping to welterweight next month, Burns should be viewed as the top fighter in the world right now at 135. He's coming off a Round 4 TKO of the big-hitting Kevin Mitchell, quite possibly the finest performance of his career to date.

The fight will be broadcast in the United Kingdom on Sky.

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