Burns vs. Beltran on Wealth TVSaturday, September 7th
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (August 16, 2013) -- No. 6 world-rated contender RAY BELTRAN, who finally gets his well-deserved chance at the brass ring when he travels to Glasgow, Scotland to challenge Scottish hero and World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion Ricky Burns, will host his only U.S. Media Day Next Thursday! August 22, at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club (1123 North Vine St. -- one block north of Santa Monica Blvd. -- Hollywood, Calif. 90038.) Beltran and his team will be available for interviews from Noon to 1:00 p.m. PT.
The Burns vs. Beltran WBO lightweight championship fight will be televised live, in high definition, from Scottish Exhibition Centre, Saturday, September 7, on Wealth TV (http://www.wealthtv.com/).
Beltran (28-6, 17 KOs), from Los Mochis, México, who has been a regular sparring partner for Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao, enters his first world championship fight having won six of his last eight fights, including USBA or NABF title victories over Carlos Vinan, Henry Lundy and Jihoon Kim.
Burns (36-2, 11 KOs), of Coatridge, Scotland, is riding a six-year, 21-bout winning streak. Burns captured the WBO junior lightweight title in 2010, dethroning Rocky Martinez via unanimous decision. After three successful title defenses, he moved up in 2011 to capture the WBO interim lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Michael Katsidis. He was elevated to WBO lightweight champion shortly after that victory and has successfully defended that title three times, the most recent on May 11, with a ninth-round TKO of undefeated Jose Gonzalez.
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