Scottish WBA Super Lightweight champion Ricky Burns is set to take on undefeated Namibian fighter, the IBO & IBF Super Lightweight champion Julius Indongo at the Hydro, Glasgow Scotland.
Burns has a record of 41-5-1 (14ko’s) and was last seen in action when he won an extremely controversial fight against undefeated mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh, managed and trainer by Ricky Hatton.
The last time we saw Indongo in action, he came over to Russia and knocked out Eduard Troyanovsky, who at the time had a record of 25-0-0 (22ko’s). Coming in as a massive underdog, he upset the odds with one of the most brutal knockouts of the year. (See Below)
Indongo extended his undefeated record to 21-0-0 (11ko’s) to become Namibia’s first world champion. The bout which is set for March & The Hydro Arena will be at Ricky Burn’s stomping ground and if his last fight was to go by against Relikh, Indongo will have to win by knockout if he wants to take the belts.
The winner of this fight will be in high demand in the Super Lightweight division and will have WBC, WBO, The Ring & Lineal champion Terence Crawford knocking on their door to unify the division. Crawford has already defeated Ricky Burns previously but has gone on to become a bigger and better fight since.
Indongo is certainly not a fighter to be taken lightly but its hard to gauge how good he is. Yes he stopped one of the dangerous champions but that was one punch in the first round and I’m not taking anything away from him because the punch was a beautiful one, but he is still a fighter of the unknown in most people’s eyes, making him all the more dangerous for Burns.