Burns inside the weight

  • Last Updated: February 28 2014, 16:40 GMT

Ricky Burns and Terence Crawford have faced-off for the final time ahead of Saturday's world title fight.

Ricky Burns and Terrance Crawford at the weigh-in
Ricky Burns and Terrance Crawford at the weigh-in

The WBO lightweight champion and his American challenger both hit the weight at the first time of asking in Glasgow.

Crawford, who is undefeated, was first on the scales and came in at 9st 8lbs 6oz, having been booed onto the stage.

Burns, who is heading for is eighth world title defence, came into a rapturous reception and was slightly lighter at 9st 8lbs 4oz.

The pair then went face-to-face and, although there was no real confrontation, words were exchanged at the end, with the champion turning away to applaud the crowd.

Scotland's previous lightweight world champion Jim Watt believes that even if he is the underdog, Burns is ready.

"This guy is a mandatory challenger and he is unbeaten," he told Sky Sports News.

"The fact is the bookmakers have Crawford as favourite and I think Ricky is expecting a tough night tomorrow.

"But he is ready for it - physically and mentally."

Here are the other major bouts and weights:

Anthony Joshua (17st) v Hector Avila (16st 6lb)
Heavyweight - 6 Rnds
Anthony Ogogo (11st 7lb 10oz) v Greg O'Neil (11st 7lb 10oz)
Middleweight - 6 Rnds
Johny Murray (9st 10lb) v John Simpson (9st 9lb 5oz)
Lightweight - 10 Rnds

Ricky Burns v Terence Crawford is exclusively live on Fight Night Live on Sky Sports 2 from 7.00pm, this Saturday.


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