Burns wants bright lights of Vegas after Mitchell KO

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns has targeted topping the bill in Las Vegas after on Saturday clinically stopping Kevin Mitchell in four rounds in Glasgow.

Promoter Frank Warren has already spoken of the possibility of a “monster fight” with compatriot Scott Harrison but Burns, who will fly to Vegas this week for a holiday with his wife Amanda where he hopes to spar with Floyd Mayweather, has already set his sights significantly higher.

“I’ll need to find out if Floyd Mayweather is around and, if he is, I’ll try to meet up with him and get some stuff signed and maybe have a couple of rounds with him while I’m there,” Burns said.

“My holidays there have never been during big fight weekends but boxing there is definitely something I’d like to do.

“There’s more to come from me and the better the guy in front of me is, the better I’ll be.”

The result was a disappointment for the talented but game Mitchell but Warren also said that there was no reason why he could not recover from the defeat.

The 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries, meanwhile, has announced his retirement because of incurable injuries to both hands. “My boxing career is officially over,” he said.