Ricky Burns will beat Kevin Mitchell says St Albans ex-world champ Steve Collins

SCOTTISH boxer Ricky Burns makes a second defence of his WBO lightweight crown against Cockney favourite Kevin Mitchell on Saturday in a clash that seems sure to feature in the Fight of the Year honours.

Ahead of the clash at Glasgow’s SECC, St Albans-based ex-world middle and super-middle champion Steve Collins has given his prediction of which way he thinks the fight will go.

Irishman Collins, who was known as The Celtic Warrior during his boxing career, said: “I like Ricky Burns on points or late stoppage in a very good fight.

“He’s been around longer, has more big fight experience and has been very impressive in his most recent fights.

“I don’t think Kevin Mitchell looks as strong as Ricky.”