The world champion in three different weight classes Ricky Burns entered this fight with a boxing record of 41-5-1 (14 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.7 super lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Terence Crawford). He lost to Omar Figueroa Jr in 2015 (=Figueroa vs Burns) but then he has won four consecutive bouts beating Michele Di Rocco (=Burns vs Di Rocco) and Kiryl Relikh in 2016 (=Burns vs Relikh).
His opponent, the Ibf and Ibo super-Lw champion Julius Indongo, has a perfect record of 21-0-0 (11 knockouts) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He fought three times last year winning over Allan Kamote, Fabian Lyimo and Eduard Troyanovsky (=Troyanovsky vs Indongo). Julius Indongo vs Ricky Burns is valid for the IBF, IBO and WBA World super lightweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)
Title: IBF, IBO and WBA World super lightweight titles
Burns’ previous fight: Ricky Burns vs Kiryl Relikh
Indongo’s previous fight: Eduard Troyanovsky vs Julius Indongo
Indongo’s next fight: Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo
Burns’ next fight: Anthony Crolla vs Ricky Burns
Burns vs Indongo Fight Video:
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