Burns in good shape

  • Last Updated: June 26 2014, 18:02 BST

Ricky Burns has weighed in just inside the 9st 9lb limit for his WBC lightweight eliminator fight against Dejan Zlaticanin on Friday night in Glasgow.

Watch the Burns v Zlaticanin weigh-in
Watch the Burns v Zlaticanin weigh-in

Burns topped the scales at 9st 8lb 12oz with his Montenegrin opponent almost a pound lighter at 9st 7lb 14oz.

Speaking to Sky Sports News following the weigh-in, Burns said: “I’m feeling good – I just can’t wait to get through the ropes now.

“It’s going to be a tough fight but I’ve trained hard and prepared for whatever’s going to happen.

“I haven’t seen much footage of him but we’ve got to give him the respect he deserves – he’s undefeated with loads of knockouts on his record – he can bang a bit!

“Tony (Sims) my trainer has been watching him a lot and we’ve been working on a few things in the gym but we’re just going to go out there a round at a time and try and put into action what we’ve been working on – and hopefully I can get the win.”