5 Key Questions That Will Decide Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford

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5 Key Questions That Will Decide Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford
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Ricky Burns enters the ring in Glasgow on Saturday night as the WBO lightweight champion but it is his undefeated American opponent Terence Crawford who starts as the betting favourite, per Oddschecker.

Indeed, the more fight week has progressed, the more money has gone down on the 22-0 contender from Omaha, Nebraska.

Footage of Crawford shows that his speed, reach, head movement and lateral movement are very strong and he has reasonable, if unspectacular power.

In his last two performances against Jose Gonzalez and Raymundo Beltran, Burns has looked a vulnerable champion and many now see this as the perfect opportunity for the developing Crawford to land his first world-title.

However, Burns has been at his best throughout his career as the underdog and with expectations lower going into this bout, he may just be able to pull another big performance out of the locker and shock Crawford the way he did the likes of Roman Martinez, Michael Katsidis and Kevin Mitchell.

Here are the five key questions going into this fight, the answers to which will likely decide the outcome.

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