Ricky Burns back from Norway camp and confident of defeating Miguel Vazquez

Last Updated: 31/01/13 4:15pm

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Ricky Burns: Back from training camp in Norway

Ricky Burns: Back from training camp in Norway

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Ricky Burns is back from a sub-zero training regime in Norway and ready for what he believes will be the "hottest" night of his career when he takes on Mexico's IBF champion Miguel Vazquez in their unification fight at Wembley Arena on March 16.

The WBO lightweight champion travelled to Trondheim earlier in the month to spar with Andreas Evensen, who he beat almost three years ago in the first defence of his super-featherweight title before moving up a division, and was taken aback at the freezing conditions when going for his daily run.

The Coatbridge boxer, 29, said: "We went over for a week. Andreas' trainer got in touch with us and it was organised before the Marquez fight was announced.

"I'm looking forward just getting in there and doing my job, so boxing fans are in for a great night of boxing."
Ricky Burns

"It was a good trip apart from the weather. It was freezing! Even they said it was colder than it usually was. Andreas style is totally different but I said I would help him out so it was a good start to the training camp and I am looking forward to the fight.

"This is one of the hottest nights of boxing in Britain for a while. It is a big, big card, with some great fights on it.

"I'm looking forward just getting in there and doing my job, so boxing fans are in for a great night of boxing."

Burns has not been in the ring since he beat Kevin Mitchell in Glasgow last September.

The Scot was due to face Liam Walsh in London in December but his opponent pulled out after a car accident. His replacement, Jose Ocampo, then withdrew just days before fight night.

However, Burns does not think his lay-off will be a problem.

"I think it would have been different if I hadn't been training," he said. "But I had been training and I was gutted when the fight fell through but this one more than makes up for it.

"I have always said I want the big names and big fights. I set the bar for the Mitchell fight with the intensity of my training.

"People were coming in the gym and they were seeing me running, sparring and doing the bags, it was all at 100mph and that is the attitude we are taking into this fight."

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