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Frank Warren to sue Ricky Burns

ESPN staff
March 11, 2013
Frank Warren is set to challenge Burns' move to rival Eddie Hearn at Matchroom © PA Photos

Frank Warren has released a statement announcing he will sue Ricky Burns for substantial damages following his move to Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.

Hearn confirmed on Monday WBO lightweight champion Burns would join his promotions, and was confident no rules had been broken to take the 29-year-old Scot from Warren.

However, Warren is set to challenge the switch, and a statement on his website frankwarren.com said: "Since being promoted and managed by Frank Warren, Ricky Burns has earned just approaching three quarters of a million pounds and has had seven world title fights in just over two years. Ricky Burns is under binding promotional and management contracts.

"Following the announcement by Eddie Hearn that Ricky Burns has signed with him, W. Promotions Limited and Frank Warren are suing Burns for substantial damages."

Burns had parted ways with Warren last week after his previous three fights had been either called off or rescheduled, the most recent being Burns' unification fight against IBF champion Miguel Vazquez.

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