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Who would have thought that Burn, who lost to fellow Scot Alex Arthur and England’s Carl Johansson early in his career, would go on to be his nation’s only three-weight world champion.

Or that Crolla would capture a world title after been demolished by Derry Mathews in a crushing loss then facing life threatening injuries in a dreadful attack by burglars outside his home in Manchester.

This indeed is a crossroads fight nearing the end of the road for both men, but it is still a fascinating clash as both look for one more crack at world honours.

Burns moves back down to lightweight where he had so much success before being derailed by the fabulous Terence Crawford in March 2014.

And Crolla lost his title he won on a glorious night in Manchester stopping Darleys Perez before running into the excellent Jorge Linares last year.

It promises to be all smiles and handshakes on the run up as the polite and likeable duo show what this noble art is really all about before going to battle in the ring with their hearts on their sleeves.

It should be a wonderful domestic dust up that will not disappoint.

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