Ricky Burns shrugs off Adrien Broner news and stays focused on Kiryl Relikh

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Ricky Burns makes the first defence of his world title against Kiryl Relikh

WBA world super-lightweight champion Ricky Burns has dismissed talk of a clash with Adrien Broner as he prepares to face Kiryl Relikh.

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The 33-year-old (40-5-1-KO14) defends his title in Glasgow on Friday - live on Sky Sports 2 from 8pm - and is determined to play down having the controversial Broner (32-2-KO24) ringside on a scouting mission.

With heavy-handed Belarussian Relikh (21-0-KO19) in his sights, Burns told Sky Sports HQ: "It's all anyone seems to be asking all week. He's announced that he's coming over for the fight, apparently.

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"I've said when I'm doing my interviews that I can't entertain any of it now. They all seem to be looking past Kiryl but he's got my full attention.

"If I don't come through this then these big fights aren't going to happen and we know we've got a tough fight on our hands Friday night so we're concentrating on that for now.

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"My attitude towards training is still the same. If you ask Tony [Sims] or any of the guys I train with then they all say that I'm off my nut sometimes with the way I'm pushing myself all the time in every session.

"I'm always ready for a hard 12 rounds, which we think this is going to be. The best man will win on the night."

Also See:

Watch Burns v Relikh plus Dillian Whyte v Ian Lewison for the vacant British heavyweight title and more live on Sky Sports 2 this Friday from 8pm

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