Ricky Burns will be looking to start a comeback after losing his lightweight belt when hosting Dejan Zlaticanin this Friday, June 27th in Glasgow, Scotland. Check out our preview of the Burns vs Zlaticanin betting odds here...
Ricky Burns is the betting favorite ranging at odds from (-700) to (-1000) at online betting sites, while the best price for Dejan Zlaticanin is (+650).
Dejan Zlaticanin is an undefated boxer from Montenegro who built much of his 18-0 record against questionable domestic competition. His most notable win has to be a 12 round unanimous decision over Petr Petrov, who recently won the ESPN "Boxeo" tournament.
In his first fight back after suffering a broken jaw at the hands of Ray Beltran, Ricky Burns lost his title to Terence Crawford. But as a positive note from the fight, his surgically repaired jaw did not seem to bother him during the 12 round title contest.
Ricky Burns is understandably the large betting favorite against a "European" level boxer who is much smaller, especially when fighting in Glasgow, where the judges can be quite partial to the local fighter.