“This is such a huge fight for me,” said Burns. “I have had a tough time of it in and out of the ring recently but that’s in the past and it’s time to get back to performing in the ring and doing what I love. We wouldn’t have taken the fight if we didn’t think I can win it and I am confident that I will. I don’t want to contemplate defeat, I am not thinking about it – but there’s no doubt that I need to win this to get back on track and into more big fights.
“I’ve been in Texas for a couple of weeks already getting used to the heat – it’s a wee bit warmer than Glasgow and Essex I can tell you that! Kevin Mitchell and John Ryder have been out there with me too so it’s been a really great camp with those guys, they both have big fights in London on May 30 so they are right in the zone too. John is a cracking guy and Kevin is just the funniest bloke you could meet, so it’s been good fun as well as a lot of hard work.