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Burns to defend WBO lightweight title vs. Crawford

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)

Scottish boxer Ricky Burns will make a mandatory defense of his WBO lightweight title against American challenger Terence Crawford in Glasgow on March 1.

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Burns has not fought since his draw against Raymundo Beltran in September, when he suffered a broken jaw in the second round.

Crawford, who has never fought outside the U.S., is unbeaten in 22 professional bouts with 16 knockouts.

It will be Burns' fifth title defense.

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