Burns vs. Evensen on December 4th
Ricky Burns says he will succeed where his Scottish ancestors failed - and repel a Viking invasion force on December 4.
Article posted on 25.10.2010
Burns defends his WBO World Super-Featherweight title at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow, against Andreas Evensen, live on Sky Sports.
Colombian born Evensen now boxes out of Norway and is a hero in his adopted country.
He will bring a band of supporters across the North Sea to see him in his attempt to wrest the title from Burns.
"Scotland was ravaged by Vikings hundreds of years ago, but that won't happen when I fight Evensen," he said.
"They used to come here and set fire to villages, terrorising the locals. I'm sure my ancestors got into a few scraps with them!
"But Evensen better get his long boat ready for a quick getaway because this time they aren't going to conquer Scotland.
"I'm going to send him back to Norway nursing a couple of black eyes, busted ribs and some unhappy memories.
"I worked hard to win this title, and there is no way that I am giving it up to the first fighter I face.
"I've been reading Evensen's comments about fighting in Scotland being much easier than growing up in Colombia.
"But he won't be saying that after he's taken my bombs.
"I'll be throwing leather right from the start, and I will be surprised if he stands up to the punishment."
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