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Ricky Burns

Sport: Boxing

Ricky Burns Affectionately nicknamed the 'Rickster' by his fans, Ricky is one of Scotland and the UK's most successful World Champion boxers, being one of only three British boxers and the only Scottish boxer to have held world titles in three different weight divisions.

He held the WBO super-featherweight title from 2010 to 2011, the WBO lightweight title from 2012 to 2014 and currently he holds the WBA super-lightweight title since 2016.

Ricky has had a remarkable career which began when he started boxing with coach Rab Bannan at the Barn Boxing Club in his home town of Coatbridge where he trained and boxed for over 14 years at amateur then professional level, moving into some high profile professional boxing stables as his career advanced. 

To date, in an impressive array of boxing statistics, Ricky has had 47 professional fights, including 41 wins with 14 of them won via knockout, only five losses and one draw.

Ricky Burns is an intelligent boxer who, throughout his career, has displayed an impressive range of pugilistic skills and has shown an immense degree of courage, determination and tenacity to reach the top of his game, whilst remaining humble, graceful and fully grounded at the same time. 

He has also never forgotten his Coatbridge roots and remains heavily supportive of his local community, sports clubs, groups and organisations and is a thoroughly deserving inductee into the Hall of Fame.