Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Moses Parted By Battler Burns

Ricky Burns vs Paulus Moses -WBO Lightweight Title

Well there were many doubters beforehand but once again Ricky Burns proved he is a genuine World Class operator by winning nearly every round against former WBA Titlist Paulus Moses. Braehead Arena was filled to its 6000 capacity as the Scottish fans came out in force to see their local Boxing hero. Burns started the fight as expected with a very high tempo , he was able to keep the Namibian challenger off him quite easily as he mixed his punches well to the body and head. Moses was dangerous though as when he trapped the champion on the ropes he was able to belt away and cause some damage. It was Burns work rate though that was the deciding factor right through the fight as anytime Moses landed a good punch Burns landed 2 or 3.

After the fight Moses and his camp were a bit annoyed by the wide scorecards but just about every score collected from the press and the media had Burns a big winner. Some thought that the fight was a little boring because each round was just about the same as the previous ones but Burns fought very well. He covered up when he needed to ,fought on the inside , lead with his right and controlled the fight with his long jab. Moses best round was the 6th where he was able to land some big shots which actually hurt the champion for a split second. Burns would later say that Moses hurt him a few times and that he gave him a "dead " arm in which he had to battle the last 3 rounds with.

Ricky Burns will now move onto to bigger and better things as he has now given Promoter Frank Warren a nice headache as Warren will now need to decide where the upcoming Ricky Burns vs Kevin Mitchell fight will take place because of the large crown that filled the Braehead Arena. As the champion Ricky should be DEMANDING that the fight is in Scotland AND at his local football stadium (Airdrie Utd) as they have a 10 Thousand capacity that would easily be packed to the rafters.

Below as always is my scorecard along with all the Press and fans scores from Saturday night.

Fightscorecollectors Scorecard

Round 1.... 10-9 Burns
Round 2.... 10-9 Burns
Round 3.... 10-9 Burns
Round 4.... 10-9 Burns
Round 5.... 10-9 Burns
Round 6.... 9-10 Moses
Round 7.... 10-9 Burns
Round 8.... 10-9 Burns
Round 9.... 10-9 Burns
Round 10.. 9-10 Moses
Round 11.. 10-9 Burns
Round 12.. 10-9 Burns

TOTAL : Burns 118-110 Moses

Judges scores : John Stewart (USA)....117 - 111 Burns
                       Jose Martinez (SPA)...120 - 110 Burns
                        Phil Edwards (ENG)...119 - 110 Burns


Boxing Sites , Press and Fans Scores

Maxboxing (Steve Kim) - 118-110 Burns

ESPN (Dan Rafael) - 119-109 Burns

Boxingscene (Terry Dooley) - 118-110 Burns

BoxingNews Mag (Tris Dixon) - 119-109 Burns

Boxnation TV (Steve Bunce) - 120-108 Burns

Fightnews.com - 118-110 Burns

Onthebeak.com (Tom Barker) - 119 -109 Burns

Secondsout.com ( Tom Gray) - 120-109 Burns

Ringnews24 (James Tonks) - 120-108 Burns

Observer Newspapaer (Kevin Mitchell) - 116-113 Burns

WorldBoxingNews.net (Phil D Jay) -118-110

Boxing Asylum Forum (All for Burns) - 119-109 , 118-110

SaddoBoxing Forum (All for Burns) - 116-112 , 117-111 , 118-111

Boxrec Forum (All for Burns) - 116-112 x2 , 117-111 , 119-109 , 119-112

Ringnews24 Forum (All for Burns) - 120-108 x2 , 119-109

Livefight Fourm (All for Burns) -118-110 x2 , 117-111

Doghoueboxing Forum - 117-111 Burns

BoxingScene Forum (All for Burns) - 119-109 , 118-110

Eastsideboxing Forum (All for Burns + 1 draw) - 114-114 , 120-108 x3 , 119-109 x3 , 117-111
                                                                      118-110 , 117-112

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