Ricky Burns Meets Julius Indongo In IBF/WBA 140 Pound
Unification April 15 LIVE On AWE & Klowdtv
Ricky Burns and Julius Indongo will clash in a bout that
will unify the WBA and IBF 140-pound world titles. The
match-up takes place on Saturday, April 15th and will be
featured live and exclusively on AWE, A Wealth of
Entertainment and klowdtv in the United States.
Burns will have the home fan advantage. The bout originates
from the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The undercard
fights begin at 2:30 PM EST / 11:20 AM PT.
"We're thrilled to bring this very exciting world
unification fight to our fans," stated Robert Herring, CEO
Burns of Coatsbridge, Scotland has been a world champion in
three weight-classes, and has been competing in world title
bouts for seven years.
The 33 year-old has a record of 41-5-1 with 14 knockouts. He
has taken part in 12 world title bouts with a record of
10-1-1 in those contests.
Burns has wins over Colin Bain (8-0), Graham Earl (22-0),
Haider Ali (4-1), Osumanu Akaba (21-4-1), Yakuba Amidu
(16-1-1), Michael Gomes (38-9) and Kevin O'Hara (16-4).
On September 4, 2010, Burns won the WBO Super Featherweight
title with a 12 round unanimous decision over Michael
Katsidis (28-4). He won the full title with a 12-round
unanimous decision over Paulus Moses (28-1). Burns defended
that title 3 times with wins over Kevin Mitchell (33-1) &
Jose Gonzalez (22-0) and a draw with Raymundo Beltran
(28-6), before dropping his title to Terence Crawford.
Burns became a 3-division champion with an 8th round
stoppage over Michele Di Rocco on May 28, 2016. He has made
one defense, which came on October 7th with a unanimous
decision over Kiryl Relikh.
"When Julius Indongo knocked out Eduard Troyanovsky he was
immediately an opponent I was interested in," says 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
"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
"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."
Indongo of Windhoek, Namibia has a perfect mark of 20-0 with
The 34 year-old is an eight-year professional, who was the
WBO African Super Lightweight champion as he had wins over
Zolani Marali (4-5), Ibrahim Class (12-1) and Ishmael
On December 3, 2016, Indongo scored one of the biggest
upsets of the year, when he scored a stunning and explosive
40 second knockout over classy and undefeated IBF Champion
Eduard Troyanovsky (25-0) in the former champion's backyard
of Moscow, Russia.
Indongo added: "It's an absolute honor 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."