Sunday, 16 April 2017

Indongo dethrones Burns in Glasgow to unify WBA/IBF

In an important super lightweight unification bout, unbeaten IBF champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) snatched the WBA title from champion Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KOs) with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. After a tentative start, the little known Namibian found his rythym, outworking Burns throughout most of the fight..  Despite the fast pace Indongo continued to meticulously break Burns down into the late rounds..   The WBA champ tried a last ditch rally but it was a task too great as the physically imposing Indongo was too strong to subdue..  Burns was on the canvas in the final round, more from exhaustion and desperation as it was ruled a slip..  Indongo swept the board with Scores of 120-108, 118-110, 116-112.
Little known Namibian Indongo was overlooked going into this fight in what many press members scripted as shades of Breidis Prescott's..

Other Results:

Charlie Edwards  UD12  Iain Butcher (super flyweight)
Vacant British title.
Scores: 120-108, 120-109, 120-108

Robbie Barrett   MD12   Scotty Cardle (lightweight)
British lightweight title..
Score: 115-113, 114-112, 114-114