Boxer Profile

ricky burns boxer image

ricky burns

"rickster"

42

Wins

7

Losses

1

Draws

29.4%

KO %
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Age: 35
  • Date Of Birth: 13 Apr 1983
  • Height: 5.84 ft (1.78 m)
  • Reach: 70.08 inches (178 cm)
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Universal ID : 14109
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Career Highlights

Although Ricky Burns has been beaten in his career, with a fight count of 50 fights and a 16 year long career he approaches the end of his career with a record of 42-7-1. He made his debut in October 2001 at the age of 18. Between October 2001 and May 2013, Burns had his longest winning streak of 21 fights. In his 50 fights, his longest KO streak is 3 fights long.


October 2001 - May 2008

Early Career

Burns fought and defeated Woody Greenway in a successful 4 round debut. The decision was left to the judges after the final bell in a PTS result favouring Burns. Continuing on from his debut, Burns had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 25 fights including once in 2001, 5 times in 2002 and 19 times between 2003 and 2008 against fighters such as Graham Earl, Frederic Bonifai and Colin Bain.


February 18th, 2006

Ricky Burns Vs Alex Arthur

The first defeat of Burns's career came against Alex Arthur on February 18th, 2006. This took his career record to 13-1-0. Taking the first setback of his career, the February 18th, 2006 Arthur defeat went the full distance and ended via UD. 8 wins followed where Burns went on to fight Ben Odamattey, Frederic Bonifai and Wladimir Borov amongst others, prolonging his win streak.


February 22nd, 2008

Ricky Burns Vs Silence Saheed

On February 22nd, 2008, Burns went into action again and beat Silence Saheed taking the winning record to 21 wins. Burns was the first person to stop Silence Saheed and he did it in the 3rd round via TKO. 3 wins followed where Burns went on to be the 5th person to beat Osumanu Akaba, 64th person to defeat Billy Smith and 39th person to beat Gheorghe Ghiompirica.


November 14th, 2008

Ricky Burns Vs Yakubu Amidu

Burns went into his next career fight with a record of 24-2-0 and took this to 25 wins with a win against Yakubu Amidu on November 14th, 2008. Burns was the first person to stop Yakubu Amidu and he did it in the 7th round via TKO. Fights against Paulus Moses, Nicky Cook, Kevin Mitchell and 7 others followed where he won all 10 fights taking his winning streak to 35 wins.


May 11th, 2013

Ricky Burns Vs Jose a Gonzalez

Pushing his career further, Burns fought Jose a Gonzalez on May 11th, 2013 adding to his winning record. Gonzalez was stopped in the 9th round via RTD crowning Burns as the first person to stop this opponent.


October 7th, 2017

Ricky Burns Vs Anthony Crolla

Burns lost to Anthony Crolla in his next fight. Taking place on October 7th, 2017, Burns's career record after this fight stood at 41-7-1. A valiant but fruitless effort for Burns. Burns fell just short and was defeated by Crolla over the full 12 round distance.


Latest Fight

The wins continued with the defeat of Ivan Njegac on June 16th, 2018 in Burns's most recent fight taking his winning record to 42 wins. The most recent outing for Burns proved one that was easier than expected. Njegac was left wanting as the fight ended in round 4 of 6 (RTD). Burns now moves on to hopefully face some of the bigger names in the division.

ricky burns opponents

- Scott Cardle boxer image

Scott Cardle (0-0-0)

Sat, 10 Nov - 2018
RTD

Ivan Njegac (0-2-0)

Sat, 16 Jun - 2018
round 4 of 6
Unknown
UD Anthony Crolla boxer image

Anthony Crolla (32-6-3)

Sat, 7 Oct - 2017
round 12 of 12
Unknown
same weight
UD Julius Indongo boxer image

Julius Indongo (22-13-0)

Sat, 15 Apr - 2017
round 12 of 12
Unknown
same weight
UD Kirill Relikh boxer image

Kirill Relikh (21-1-0)

Fri, 7 Oct - 2016
round 12 of 12
Unknown
+1.0 lbs
TKO Michele Di Rocco boxer image

Michele Di Rocco (40-2-1)

Sat, 28 May - 2016
round 8 of 12
Unknown
+0.3 lbs
KO

Josh King (20-4-0)

Sat, 7 Nov - 2015
round 11 of 12
Unknown
+0.8 lbs
TKO

Prince Ofotsu (15-5-0)

Sat, 1 Aug - 2015
round 5 of 10
Unknown
-0.7 lbs
UD

Omar Figueroa (25-0-1)

Sat, 9 May - 2015
round 12 of 12
Unknown
+2.2 lbs
PTS
Sat, 4 Oct - 2014
round 8 of 8
Unknown
-0.3 lbs

ricky burns KNOCKOUTS AND POWER

29.4%
KNOCKOUT %
0%
POWER
0%
CHIN/BODY

ricky burns results


PTS (40%)
UD (26%)
TKO (22%)
RTD (6%)
SD (4%)
KO (2%)

ricky burns statistics

3.86%

Round KO Percentage

389

Rounds boxed

0

Been Stopped

15

Opponents Stopped

0%

Been KO'd Percentage

0%

Been KO'd Round Percentage

7

Average Winning Round

12

Average Losing Round

Opponent Statistics

1537

Total Fight Count

56.9%

Power Average

59.7%

Punch Resistance

Best Wins

Hardest Hitting Opponents

Toughest Opponents