Ricky Burns will make the next defence of his world title against Terence Crawford

Last Updated: 09/12/13 11:40am

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Ricky Burns will return to the ring in Glasgow in February to face Terence Crawford.

The WBO lightweight champion has not fought since his jaw was broken during a highly contentious draw with Raymundo Beltran back in September.

An immediate rematch with Beltran was ruled out when the WBO ordered Burns to take on mandatory challenger Crawford in a fifth defence of the belt.

And Burns' promoter Eddie Hearn has now reached an agreement with the unbeaten American's Top Rank representatives.

Hearn tweeted: "Delighted to confirm we have agreed terms for Ricky Burns to face Terence Crawford in Glasgow in February - date confirmed soon."

Burns tweeted: "For everyone asking, I have to fight Crawford first as he's mandatory! Going to be a great fight!!"

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