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Ricky Burns vs. Julius Indongo 140 Unification Set, April 15 At SSE Hydro

Ricky Burns will face unbeaten Namibian Julius Indongo for the WBA, IBO and IBF World Super-Lightweight titles in a massive unification clash at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on April 15, live on Sky Sports.

Burns became a three-weight World champion when he won the WBA strap with an eighth-round stoppage of Michele di Rocco in his hometown last May and successfully defended his belt with a unanimous points victory over Kiryl Relikh in October while Indongo ripped the IBF, IBO titles from Russian Eduard Troyanovsky with a 40 second first-round knockout in Moscow in December.

“When Julius Indongo knocked out Eduard Troyanovsky he was immediately an opponent I was interested in,” said Burns. “Indongo can clearly punch and that’s an impressive way to win a World title, especially in Russia. It was some shot he hit Troyanovsky with.

“It’s a huge fight in the division and the kind of fights I need to be involved in at this stage of my career. There were other names talked about but I wanted the toughest, most dangerous fight out there. Indongo with his two belts was that man.

“He is a big, tall, rangy southpaw but bring it on - I have no fear of anyone and it is only the massive fights for me now.

“Fighting in Glasgow is special for me, the crowd at the SSE Hydro has been electric the last two occasions and I expect it to be no different this time round. Their support means the world to me, the crowd has always behind me and I want to put in a big performance for them again. The last card was really good with some top local talent and I’m excited to see who else is on this one.”

Indongo added: ‎"It's an absolute honour for me to fight Ricky, who I regard as an accomplished champion. I respect what he has achieved so far but I'm going to Scotland to rob him of his belt. I know it won't be easy but I'm comforted by the fact that I have a good team and passionate Namibian fans, and I have every intention of making them smile and unifying the division on April 15.”

Tickets for April 15 go on Matchroom Fight Pass Pre-Sale at midday on Monday, January 23, priced £40, £60, £100 and £200 VIP.

Tickets go on general sale at midday on Tuesday, January 24 with tickets priced £40, £60, £100 available at www.thessehydro.com and £200 VIP exclusively at www.matchroomboxing.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cobra_ on 01-11-2017

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;17343299]Multi weight, soon to be unified, champion Ricky 'El Gran Campeon' Burns :lol1: For real though i like Ricky as a person, but it would be better for the sport if Indongo won. I dont think there is any…

Comment by Pigeons on 01-11-2017

On April 15th, two guys will hold all the 140 lb. belts (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, IBO, RING, TBRB, Lineal).

Comment by Reverb on 01-11-2017

Boxing Scene once again failing at boxing journalism basics.

Comment by Loque-san on 01-11-2017

Burns and his team jumped at the chance to unify against Indongo because he's seen as an unproven boxer with a padded record coming from a continent which rarely produces world-class boxers. They are hoping that he's just another Paulus…

Comment by NEETzsche on 01-11-2017

Honestly have no idea what to expect from Indongo here. I wonder how much Burns and his team know about him

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