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Burns in good shape

Ricky Burns has weighed in just inside the 9st 9lb limit for his WBC lightweight eliminator fight against Dejan Zlaticanin on Friday night in Glasgow.

Burns topped the scales at 9st 8lb 12oz with his Montenegrin opponent almost a pound lighter at 9st 7lb 14oz.

Speaking to Sky Sports News following the weigh-in, Burns said: \"I'm feeling good - I just can't wait to get through the ropes now.

\"It's going to be a tough fight but I've trained hard and prepared for whatever's going to happen.

\"I haven't seen much footage of him but we've got to give him the respect he deserves - he's undefeated with loads of knockouts on his record - he can bang a bit!

\"Tony (Sims) my trainer has been watching him a lot and we've been working on a few things in the gym but we're just going to go out there a round at a time and try and put into action what we've been working on - and hopefully I can get the win.\"

There were ugly scenes during the weigh in for one of the fights on the undercard between Wadi Camacho and Stephen Simmonds.

The pair - who have been involved in a bitter war of words in the run-up to the fight, clashed again and had to be separated by promoter Eddie Hearn.