This page is completely dedicated to what Ricky Burns has to say. All of Ricky Burns’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Ricky Burns came from an article called Ricky Burns will fight Anthony Crolla next: “It doesn't bother me where I fight, there will be a good crowd coming down from Scotland. It's a fight the fans have been getting up for and I'm sure they will turn up in their numbers.”.
Everyone keeps asking me how long I have left. The first time I take too many punches or turn up to training and don't enjoy it – that's it. I won't put myself through it. Especially with training down in Essex for 12 weeks, but at the minute I'm re[...]
It's a make or break fight for the both of us. Even before I fought Di Rocco I always said I just want to take it one fight at a time. I've been the same the whole way through my career but fingers crossed a win here can lead to bigger things.
Crolla just fell short with Linares, although he lost twice he didn't take a beating. You've got to hold your hands up – Linares is very good.
It's going to be hard, tough fight. The two of us will come out and go for it – the fans are the real winners.
I said to Eddie I was 100 per cent up for it, but we've been waiting for a couple of weeks from their side so I don't know what's been going on.
It doesn't bother me where I fight, there will be a good crowd coming down from Scotland. It's a fight the fans have been getting up for and I'm sure they will turn up in their numbers.
When I held world titles at super-featherweight and Lightweight, Crolla's name was always mentioned but it never happened. He's a great guy and a great fighter, I don't think you'll get much trash talk in the build-up. The best man will win on the n[...]
I'm always saying to Tony I think I've got two or three more years left. At this stage of my career I don't see the point in getting an easy win. I'd rather go in with a big name. If I win, I'm going to progress and hopefully get another title shot.[...]
I moved up to super-lightweight because the world title came up and the chance to make history was there. I've been making 140lbs too easily and I've had enough notice for this fight and although those last pounds will always be tricky I'm happy to [...]
I keep telling everybody that I'll keep going on. I'm still feeling great. The hunger is still there and that's what you need to drive yourself on. It's a much tougher fight but when I sat down with my trainer Tony Sims, we realised the rewards are [...]
There were a couple of options but these unification fights have been dangled in front of me, talked about throughout my whole career even at the weights below and so you can't expect me not to jump at it.
I know it is a much harder fight, a riskier fight. But every fight is a risk. I am confident of going out and getting a win.
There are massive fights for me at Lightweight and Super-Lightweight – I've spoken to my trainer Tony Sims and we feel I can compete competitively at either weight class and this fight will lead on to great things for me.
"It's been a frustrating few years but I felt showed against Figueroa last summer that I can still mix it with the very best at world level". "Di Rocco is a tough guy and he will bring the best out of me - but it's a fight I'm so confident I will wi[...]
"This is a huge fight and a massive opportunity for me to make history,". "It feels like a long time coming returning to Glasgow and I feel this is the perfect opportunity for me to grab another world title in front of my loyal supporters.
"The Figueroa fight was tough at 141lbs but I feel like I boxed well and I think it's given me plenty of confidence going into this one. It's a great time for the division in Britain and I'm right in the mix. Obviously I'd like to win my old belt ba[...]
"I can't wait for this fight. Ever since it was confirmed I've been absolutely buzzing in the gym,". "I've had some great nights in Scotland winning and defending my world titles at two different weights but I have always wanted to box in America. O[...]
"I'm extremely pleased that I have won this legal case brought against me by Frank Warren, a case that should never have been brought against me in the first place,". "The pressure that this case has put on me over the last 18 months has been immens[...]
I will now be actively pursuing the BBBoC and Frank Warren to make sure that my outstanding fight purse gets paid in full.