Linares vs Crolla II: Hosea Burton hopes to stay on course for Frank Buglioni rematch
By Neel Khagram
Last Updated: 24/03/17 3:34pm
Hosea Burton returns to the scene of his first professional defeat on Saturday and already has set his sights on a rematch with Frank Buglioni.
'The Hammer' is back at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night, as he faces Tamas Kozma on the Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla bill, live on Sky Sports 1.
Burton (18-1-KO9), the cousin of Tyson Fury, lost the British light-heavyweight title to Buglioni last December after a stunning final-round stoppage and has revenge firmly etched on his mind.
"I would love that fight as soon as possible," he said.
"I still feel as if I am the best in Britain even though he has got my belt but he is only keeping it for a little while until we meet again."
I still feel as if I am the best in Britain even though he has got my belt but he is only keeping it for a little while until we meet again."
Buglioni was due to make the first defence of his newly acquired British title on the David Haye-Tony Bellew undercard, but suffered a cut in sparring on the same day that he officially joined Matchroom Sports.
Burton though believes the rematch will happen this year, and hopes to put his career back on track this weekend.
"I am dying to get back into the ring," he said.
"I never left on the best of notes in getting beat but it was such a good fight that people want to see me more now and I can't wait to get back in again."
Watch Jorge Linares vs Anthony Crolla II from the Manchester Arena, live from 7pm, on Sky Sports 1.