Burns, Flynn & Limond set for Glasgow boxing dust-up

RICKY BURNS, Charlie Flynn and Willie Limond are all in line to feature in a mouth-watering fight night in Glasgow.

SportTimes can exclusively reveal Scottish boxing supremo Alex Morrison is planning a star-studded event with all three punchers set to take part in front of their home crowd.

Morrison, who manages the trio, is hoping to organise the astonishing line-up for a date in May, with the east end’s Emirates Arena the top choice venue.

It is understood at least 3,000 tickets will be on sale to see three of the country’s top names in boxing in action, however the arena’s capacity can be expanded further.

Getting a brief is thought to be the only way to see any of the action, with Morrison planning on doing a show away from TV cameras.

The boxing boss said: “I’m hoping to do something without television with Ricky, Charlie and Willie for the show. I’ve spoken to all of them and they are all up for it, so we will see what happens.

“We are looking to have at least three thousand there, but we know there will be a big demand from a Glasgow crowd to see these guys in action, especially on the same bill.

“It would be after Ricky’s fight in Las Vegas. We would then sit down and plan what we are doing.”

Burns is anticipated to be featuring in the gambling capital of the world on April 18, with SportTimes understanding a deal to see the Coatbridge puncher go up against WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa close to being concluded.

The man who is undefeated in 25 bouts will pose stiff opposition to Burns, who is currently in London training with Tony Sims.

But the former two-weight world champion could be the leading light in a tale of two cities if the Glasgow barnstormer is given the green light.

As well as British and Commonwealth champion Limond – who was awarded the boxer of the year award at Sunday’s Scottish Ex-Boxers’ Association bash in Glasgow – another big pull for the event would be the charismatic Flynn.

Almost seven months after he first burst into the spotlight at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Newarthill fighter has since turned professional under Morrison’s wing.

He won his pro debut against Ibrar Riyaz back in December, and is set to step into the ring again on March 6 in a Morrison show at the Thistle Hotel.

The former postman has delivered his fair share of punches and punchlines over the last few months to become one of the most popular faces in Scottish sport.

And Morrison is only too aware of Flynn’s pulling power. He said: “Charlie has only had one fight with me, but he’s a breath of fresh air. He just cheers everybody up.

“You could be the best boxer in the world, but you might not sell tickets. He can sell tickets and that’s because he’s media friendly, he gets on with people and has the personality as well as the talent. He’s perfect for the professional ranks.

“Charlie has a show on March 6 and we’ve already sold three hundred tickets. That is down to just who he is and how much people think of him.”

Scott Mullen evening times