Ricky Burns (The Rickster) is a 40-year old Scottish professional boxer. He was born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland on April 13, 1983. Burns made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18, on October 20, 2001. He is a three-weight-class world champion.
21 years and 10 months into his professional boxing career, Ricky Burns has fought 54 times with 45 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw. As of September 2023, Burns' boxing record stands at 45-8-1 (17 KO wins).
Following is a tabular list of Burns' fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos, and his next fight — refer to "All of Ricky Burns' fights".
|Total Title Wins||2|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||5|
|Losses via KO||0|
|54||Sep 1, 2023||40||Willie Limond||Win||TKO8|
|53||Dec 18, 2021||38||Emiliano Dominguez||Win||UD|
|52||Oct 26, 2019||36||Lee Selby||Loss||MD|
|51||Nov 10, 2018||35||Scott Cardle||Win||TKO3|
|50||Jun 16, 2018||35||Ivan Njegac||Win||RTD4|
|49||Oct 7, 2017||34||Anthony Crolla||Loss||UD|
|48||Apr 15, 2017||34||Julius Indongo||Loss *||UD|
|47||Oct 7, 2016||33||Kiryl Relikh||Win *||UD|
|46||May 28, 2016||33||Michele di Rocco||Win *||TKO8|
|45||Nov 7, 2015||32||Josh King||Win||KO11|
|44||Aug 1, 2015||32||Prince Ofotsu||Win||TKO5|
|43||May 9, 2015||32||Omar Figueroa Jr.||Loss||UD|
|42||Oct 4, 2014||31||Alexandre Lepelley||Win||PTS|
|41||Jun 27, 2014||31||Dejan Zlatičanin||Loss||SD|
|40||Mar 1, 2014||30||Terence Crawford||Loss *||UD|
|39||Sep 7, 2013||30||Ray Beltrán||Draw *||SD|
|38||May 11, 2013||30||Jose Gonzalez||Win *||RTD9|
|37||Sep 22, 2012||29||Kevin Mitchell||Win *||TKO4|
|36||Mar 10, 2012||28||Paulus Moses||Win *||UD|
|35||Nov 5, 2011||28||Michael Katsidis||Win||UD|
|34||Jul 16, 2011||28||Nicky Cook||Win *||TKO1|
|33||Mar 12, 2011||27||Joseph Laryea||Win *||RTD7|
|32||Dec 4, 2010||27||Andreas Evensen||Win *||UD|
|31||Sep 4, 2010||27||Román Martínez||Win *||UD|
|30||May 15, 2010||27||Youssef Al Hamidi||Win||PTS|
|29||Jun 19, 2009||26||Kevin O'Hara||Win||UD|
|28||Mar 27, 2009||25||Michael Gomez||Win||TKO7|
|27||Nov 14, 2008||25||Yakubu Amidu||Win||TKO7|
|26||Sep 26, 2008||25||Osumanu Akaba||Win||UD|
|25||May 17, 2008||25||Gheorghe Ghiompirica||Win||PTS|
|24||Mar 22, 2008||24||Billy Smith||Win||PTS|
|23||Feb 22, 2008||24||Silence Saheed||Win||TKO3|
|22||Dec 15, 2007||24||Billy Smith||Win||PTS|
|21||Nov 3, 2007||24||Youssef Al Hamidi||Win||PTS|
|20||Oct 26, 2007||24||Ben Odamattey||Win||PTS|
|19||Oct 13, 2007||24||Frederic Bonifai||Win||TKO5|
|18||Sep 15, 2007||24||Ernie Smith||Win||PTS|
|17||Feb 9, 2007||23||Carl Johanneson||Loss||UD|
|16||Nov 4, 2006||23||Wladimir Borov||Win||PTS|
|15||Apr 1, 2006||22||Adolphe Avadja||Win||TKO5|
|14||Feb 18, 2006||22||Alex Arthur||Loss||UD|
|13||Jul 23, 2005||22||Alan Temple||Win||PTS|
|12||Jun 17, 2005||22||Haider Ali||Win||PTS|
|11||Apr 8, 2005||21||Buster Dennis||Win||PTS|
|10||Feb 25, 2005||21||Graham Earl||Win||PTS|
|9||Dec 12, 2004||21||Colin Bain||Win||PTS|
|8||Oct 29, 2004||21||Jeff Thomas||Win||PTS|
|7||Oct 8, 2004||21||Daniel Thorpe||Win||PTS|
|6||Dec 8, 2002||19||Nono Junior||Win||PTS|
|5||Oct 19, 2002||19||Neil Murray||Win||TKO2|
|4||Sep 6, 2002||19||Ernie Smith||Win||PTS|
|3||Jun 8, 2002||19||Gary Harrison||Win||TKO1|
|2||Mar 15, 2002||18||Peter Allen||Win||PTS|
|1||Oct 20, 2001||18||Woody Greenaway||Win||PTS|
* World-title fight
Burns is a three-weight-division world champion. He has held three world titles, one of which was a vacant title win and one of which was a championship elevation, the other was a lineal championship win.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
Ricky Burns is 175 cm tall (5' 8.90") with a reach of 178 cm (5' 10.08"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 3 cm (1.18").
Burns has a 31.5% KO rate. Of his total 17 KO wins, seven were in the early rounds, eight in the mid rounds, and two in the later rounds. He has two first-round KO wins.
Ricky Burns made his professional boxing debut against Woody Greenaway at the age of 18 on October 20, 2001, defeating Greenaway via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 12 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 2 wins via stoppage.
Burns had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on September 4, 2010 after 30 professional fights, against Román Martínez for the super-featherweight WBO title. He defeated Martínez via 12 round unanimous decision to become the super-featherweight champion of the world.
Burns has won two world titles at two weight classes. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Burns' world title wins and defenses refer to "Ricky Burns World Titles".
Some of Burns' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Billy Smith, Kevin Mitchell, Román Martínez, Nicky Cook, Jose Gonzalez, Kiryl Relikh, Michael Katsidis, and Michele di Rocco.
Burns has had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career so far.
His most recent fight was a non-title bout against fellow Scottish boxer Willie Limond on September 1, 2023. Burns won the fight via 8th round TKO.
Burns has fought a total of 54 times till today, which includes 12 world-title fights at three weight divisions — super-lightweight, lightweight, and super-featherweight. These five fights are the highlight of his career.
September 4, 2010: Burns wins his first world title by defeating Román Martínez via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBO super-featherweight world champion.
July 16, 2011: Burns successfully defends the WBO super-featherweight title against Nicky Cook, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.
November 5, 2011: Ricky Burns beats Michael Katsidis via 12th round unanimous decision.
September 22, 2012: Burns successfully defends the WBO lightweight title against Kevin Mitchell, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.
October 7, 2016: Burns successfully defends the WBA super-lightweight title against Kiryl Relikh, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
Burns has knocked out 17 of his 54 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 31.5%. Of his total 45 wins, 17 of them have been via KO (37.8%).
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