Following his unanimous decision defeat to Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO’s) this past Saturday, a loss that cost him the WBO lightweight crown, former champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO’s) says he’s more than willing to take a rematch with the new champion, even in the United States or look for a shot at one of the other world titles should a rematch with Crawford not pan out.
“If we don’t get a rematch I’d like to go after one of the other world titles. They are winnable fights and they are not going to be as tricky as that guy,” Burns told BBC Sport. Miguel Vazquez, Richar Abril and Omar Figueroa are the holders of the other three major world titles.
Following two sub-par performances by Burns last year where he was able to escape with the title, his luck had run out against Crawford, who took a relatively comfortable unanimous decision by scores of 116-12 twice and 117-11 to deal the Scotsman his first loss in seven years and win the world light weight championship. Crawford said after the bout that Burns was “real tough” and that he is also open to a rematch