Ricky Burns is unconcerned with the knockout ratio of Jose Gonzalez
Last Updated: 02/05/13 4:13pm
Ricky Burns: Has had his chin tested by Martinez
Ricky Burns has said he is not concerned with the punching power of opponent Jose Gonzalez ahead of their May 11 clash.
The Scot will make the third defence of his WBO lightweight title against the Puerto Rican, who has won his 22 fights with 17 via stoppage.
However, Burns won his first world title three years ago by beating another Puerto Rican banger in Roman Martinez, and the prospect of a similar opponent does not faze him.
"His knockout ratio doesn't concern me at all," said Burns. "When I fought Martinez he was knocking everybody out and after the first round when I got caught clean I was fine.
"I have been in with big punchers before so I will just go in there and do what I have to do.
"I think Gonzalez is a totally different fighter [to Martinez]. He switch hits, he likes to catch you with a big left hook; when I have watched the footage on YouTube it seems to be the big left hook he has been knocking everybody out with.
"Styles make fights and although we have been working on a few other things which we think might work in this fight I won't really know what way I am going to fight until that first bell goes.
"Everybody knows my attitude towards it; I don't really like watching footage of my opponents. I am a believer in whatever happens on the night is going to happen.
"When you are studying what they are doing you are trying to suss them out but the way I look at it is I would like to concentrate on what I am doing rather than what they are doing."