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Matchroom Sport is shelling out the big bucks to bring American Hall of Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer over to Scotland to introduce Ricky Burns and Raymundo Beltran when the pair clash for Burns’ WBO world lightweight crown on September 7 at the SECC in Glasgow, live on Wealth TV and www.wealthtv.com.
“When Eddie Hearn reached out to me for this event, I jumped at the chance,” said Buffer. “I was originally booked in Los Angeles for JC Chavez’s fight which was cancelled and postponed. Eddie asked if I was now free to come to Glasgow for ‘Rickster’s’ title defense I couldn’t say no – Ricky has unbelievable fans!”
Buffer wanted some qualified and knowledgeable information on the challenger, ‘Sugar’ Beltran, so he called Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler at Top Rank, Inc. – and was told Glasgow can expect a great night.
“I contacted my long-time pal Bruce and he told me this guy is hungry and can crack, he is in tremendous condition and is a very dangerous opponent who gives Manny Pacquiao all he can handle in sparring sessions,” said Buffer. “I think we are in for a great fight and anyone who knows Ricky knows that’s the only way he would want it to be. He wants to fight the top guys in his division. In his last fight he was behind, knew it and reached down inside with that will power to win that all great athlete have. Ricky is something special. I’m just damn glad that I have a chance to be in Glasgow again for this one.”
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