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Ricky Burns to face Kevin Mitchell

Updated: June 26, 2012, 1:51 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

For the past few years, fight fans in the United Kingdom have talked about a potential fight between Ricky Burns of Scotland and Kevin Mitchell of England -- and now they'll get it.

Promoter Frank Warren announced Tuesday that Burns will make the first defense of his lightweight world title against Mitchell on Sept. 22 in Glasgow, Scotland, where Burns is a major star.

"This is the big one," Warren said. "It's the fight the fans have been waiting for and I'm delighted to ...

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