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Burns-Vazquez Update

Promoter Frank Warren, who announced yesterday that the postponed March 16 show will now take place on April 20 with WBO lightweight Ricky Burns vs. IBF champ Miguel Vazquez in a unification clash and Nathan Cleverly’s WBO World Light-Heavyweight title defense against Robin Krasniqi joint-headlining the card, issued a new statement today:

“Over the last few days there have been false rumours and inaccurate information circulating as to why Vazquez withdrew from the Burns fight. Yesterday I released the doctors certificate to confirm that Vazquez had suffered a viral infection and now Vazquez has released a statement to confirm this. I hope that this now puts an end to the matter once and for all and we can focus on the the new date of Saturday April 20th. I was as disappointed as the fans when I had to postpone, but the most important thing is that the show is still on, Ricky still has his unification fight against Vazquez and Cleverly still defends against Krasniqi. It’s a tough fight for Ricky and as respected journalist Graham Houston said in the latest edition of Boxing Monthly ‘Ricky Burns and Miguel Vazquez is a genuine fight of the highest order.’ Cleverly also has a very hard fight, but if wins he can then look towards a showdown with the winner of Tavoris Cloud and Bernard Hopkins this Saturday.”

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