Burns vs Taylor

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  • Burns vs Taylor
  • 43-8-1 17-0-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • Glasgow, UK
  • IBF World Junior Welterweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Lightweight
  • UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 3MD 12 < form UD 12TKO 7UD 12MD 12KO 1 <
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  • 37 age 29
  • 5' 10" / 178cm height 5' 10" / 178cm
  • 70.1" / 178cm reach 69.7" / 177cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Southpaw (l)
  • full record
  • 43 wins 17
  • 16 by ko 13
  • 37% Ko% 76%
  • 8 Losses 0
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 1 draws 0
  • 2001 Debut 2015
  • 404 Pro rds 91
  • current rankings @ Super Lightweight
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Burns vs Taylor Info

Ricky Burns could face the challenge of Josh Taylor in Late 2020 in Glasgow.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).

The contest would be for the IBF super lightweight championship of the world.

Taylor will be defending his The Ring Junior Welterweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Regis Prograis in October 2019. He has held this belt for 11 months and 1 day.

He will also be making his 3rd defence of the IBF World Junior Welterweight Championship. He won this belt against Ivan Baranchyk in May 2019. He has held this title for 1 year 4 months and 9 days.

Also, on the line will be his 2nd defence of the WBA Super World Super Lightweight Championship. He won this belt against Regis Prograis in October 2019. He has been recognised as this champion for 11 months and 1 day.

Burns vs Taylor stats

Ricky Burns would step into the ring with a record of 43 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Josh Taylor would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins, with 13 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Taylor would have a massive power advantage over Burns, boosting at 76% knock out percentage over Burns' 37%.

Ricky Burns is the older man by 8 years, at 37 years old.

Ricky Burns fights out of the orthodox stance, while Josh Taylor is a southpaw.

Burns is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 35 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 13 years and 8 months earlier than Taylor, who’s first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 313 more professional rounds, 404 to Taylor's 91.

Burns vs Taylor form

Burns has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Lee Selby on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Scott Cardle on 10th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Crolla on 7th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had lost to Julius Indongo on 15th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

He had beat Kiryl Relikh on 7th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Taylor remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Apinan Kongsong on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Regis Prograis on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had won against Ivan Baranchyk on 18th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.

Before that, he had defeated Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.

He had beat Viktor Postol on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Josh Taylor has been fighting more than Ricky Burns.

Ricky Burns last fought 11 months and 1 day ago, while Josh Taylor's last outing was 1 day ago.

Burns' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Taylor's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 3 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.

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