FOZZY ON FRIDAY – BELLEW AND BURNS ON THE BRINK OF GLORY

Bellew at Goodison Park2
PHOTO credit: Mark Robinson

Elliot Foster

Last week’s column was based on Jelly Babies because of the entertainment they provided me with earlier this month.

It was slated.

But so what?

This week’s column is also based on a sweet variety and what other could it be but toffees?

Firstly, before I get going on my sweet rant, what a weekend we have ahead.

Two cities, two top fellas, two weight divisions, two world titles and finally two nights.

On Saturday, Ricky Burns has the chance to make history and become a three-weight world champion at age 33.

The Coatbridge man, who has excelled on the world stage at both super-featherweight and a division north at lightweight, will step up again, this time to super-lightweight, to take on a European level fighter for a world title.

Burns will never get a better chance to claim another world title when he takes on Michele Di Rocco at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow for the vacant WBA super-lightweight world title.

And what a rise it has been for a guy whose career was in dire straits following defeat to Terence Crawford back in March, 2014.

Burns tops a bill which is littered with good fights and includes a British title fight as well as the return of Anthony Ogogo and a British cruiserweight title eliminator.

RICKY BURNS TRAINING SIMS GYM,BRENTWOOD PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG RICKY BURNS PREPARES FOR HIS WBA SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT CHALLENGE AGAINST MICHELLE DI ROCCO
Credit: Lawrence Lustig

And you can watch it all live on Sky Sports 1 from 8pm tomorrow.

Now, that brings me perfectly to the confectionery rant.

On Sunday, at the home of his beloved Everton Football Club, Tony Bellew faces his acid test, his defining night, and will be given the chance to pick up a coveted green belt.

‘Bomber’, 33, faces Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC cruiserweight world title and I’m sure it’ll be a sweet moment for the diehard Toffee if he gets the victory against one of the best cruiserweights in the world in front of between 16-20,000 people.

I’ll be ringside on Sunday and I’ll react to this weekend’s action in next week’s column.

But until then, it’s adios.

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