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24 NOVEMBER 2014

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Exclusive: Ricky Burns To Face Jose Ocampo


Burns nails Martinez
Burns nails Martinez

By Tom Gray

 

Ricky Burns will defend his WBO lightweight crown for the third time against tough Filipino, Jose Ocampo, at the Excel Arena in London on December 15th.

 

Burns 35-2 (10KO’s) was scheduled to meet the undefeated Liam Walsh but that match up fell through when the former Commonwealth super featherweight champion was injured in a car accident.

 

Ocampo is 17-5 (12KO’s) and hails from the same Sarangani province as fellow countryman, Manny Pacquiao. He carries power in both fists and has stopped his last three opponents inside schedule. This will be his first world title fight and his debut at 135lbs.

 

If Burns comes through this assignment he could face the new WBC lightweight champion, Adrien Broner, in a unification fight in 2013.

 

Burns v Ocampo will be Live and Exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/ Virgin Ch. 546) on Saturday 15th December. Join at www.boxnation.tv

 

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