Gilbert Burns : ‘That’s the fight I want’

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“I want to fight – I evolve when I’m fighting,” said Burns, who’s won four in a row since moving back up to welterweight, in the process going from unranked to No. 1 in just nine months. “My preference, of course, is to fight for the belt. That’s the fight I want, but I don’t rule out (other) fight. In case they book Kamaru against Masvisal, you can be sure I’ll be fighting Colby or Leon. But fighting for the belt is my preference, of course.”

A few days have passed since Burns put himself in great position for a shot at his friend’s title. “Durinho” hasn’t spoken with Usman yet; “The Nigerian Nightmare” is currently training in Colorado. But the Brazilian says his “conscience is very clean.”

“I only want to fight him because he has the belt, because he’s the best, otherwise I wouldn’t want to fight him,” Burns said. “We see that as professionals. I’ll talk to him, I’m just waiting for the negotiations, if this fight will happen or not.”

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