The world champion in three different weight classes Ricky Burns entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 40-5-1 (14 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.12 super lightweight in the world. He lost to Omar Figueroa Jr last year (=Figueroa vs Burns) but then he has won three consecutive bouts beating Michele Di Rocco in 2016 (=Burns vs Di Rocco).
His opponent, the undefeated Kiryl Relikh, has a perfect record of 21-0-0 (19 KOs=90%) but he has not faced any notable opponents in his professional career. He has also fought once in 2016 winning over Joaquim Carneiro. Burns vs Relikh is valid for the WBA World super lightweight title (Burns’ first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)
Title: WBA World super lightweight title
Burns’ previous fight: Ricky Burns vs Michele Di Rocco
Burns’ next fight: Ricky Burns vs Julius Indongo
Relikh’s next fight: Rances Barthelemy vs Kiryl Relikh
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