RICKY BURNS has ruled out a Tartan tussle with Josh Taylor as he comes to terms with his world title defeat to Julius Indongo.

The 34-year-old failed in his attempt to unify the super-lightweight division on Saturday night as Indongo added the WBA crown to his IBF and IBO belts.

It was a disappointing return to the ring for Burns as he lost out 120-108, 118-110,116-112 on the scorecards in front of an 8,000-strong home crowd in Glasgow.

Burns is confident that he can recover from the Indongo defeat but he insists his next bout won’t be against Prestonpans puncher Taylor.

He said: “I’m not entertaining that fight. Josh is a cracking fighter. I get on well with him.

“He’s the Commonwealth champion, but how many fights has he had? There are a lot of far bigger fights out there for me.

“I don’t think it’s Josh who wants the fight. He would obviously take it if it was offered to him.

“But I think it’s more Barry McGuigan pushing his name out there. The amount of people who call me out on social media and stuff.

“There’s guys like Ohara Davies. Fight him first and see how they do with him. I guarantee they wouldn’t get by him.”