Ricky Burns to return to boxing after signing promotional deal with Probellum

Coatbridge boxing champion Ricky Burns is ready to return to the ring and says he has “a lot to offer” after signing a promotional deal with promoter Probellum.

The 38-year-old, who last fought in 2019 when he lost to Lee Selby by majority decision, has been signed by Probellum, who is working to deliver his next big fight in the months to come.

Burns is one of the most successful boxers of the past decade, holding world titles in super-feather, lightweight and super-light between 2010 and 2017.




And he’s lost just eight times in 52 fights during his illustrious career.

Now he’s looking for more fame after refusing to hang up his gloves and making a deal with Probellum, which was announced last night.

Burns said: “I am honored to sign this promotional agreement with Probellum.

“I feel I still have a lot to offer in my career and look forward to making my long awaited return in the near future, with hopefully thousands of my fans in attendance.

“From my conversations with Probellum, it’s clear that we share the same vision and goals, so I can’t wait to get back in the ring soon and have a powerhouse like them to back me up.”



Lee Selby and Ricky Burns after their lightweight fight at the O2 Arena
Lee Selby and Ricky Burns after their lightweight fight at the O2 Arena in 2019

President of Probellum,Richard Schaefer, said: “We are delighted to announce the promotional signing of three-weight world champion Ricky Burns.

“Ricky is one of the best fighters of this generation, and there are still huge nights ahead of him.

“Scottish boxing is at an all time high right now with fighters like Josh Taylor, Lee McGregor and Kash Farooq flying the flag, but Ricky remains a national hero.

“He hasn’t had the chance to fight in Scotland since 2017, and there will be endless possibilities for him after joining us here at Probellum.”

Probellum promised that the details of his first fight would be “announced in the near future”.

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