Beltran motivated to make statement
Former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner challenges lightweight titlist Ricky Burns
Lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran is probably better known for being one of the chief sparring partners of Manny Pacquiao for the past several years than he is for his own career.
With a win in his next fight, however, he can go a long way toward changing that perception.
Beltran, who has scrapped his way into the 135-pound top 10 and had a number of tough fights, is being rewarded with a shot at lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns of Scotland.
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