Ricky Burns

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Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo at The SSE Hydro

A huge night of boxing at The SSE Hydro is headlined by three-weight world champion Ricky Burns as the WBA super-lightweight champion takes on IBF world champion Julius Indongo in a mouth-watering unification match-up.  Tickets are available.

Ricky Burns created boxing history last year when he beat Italy’s Michele Di Rocco to win the  vacant WBA world super-lightweight title, and in so doing became Scotland’s first three-weight world champion.  And having successfully defended his title against unbeaten Belarussian Kiryl Relikh tonight Burns goes in deep again tonight, this time against IBF world champ Julius Indongo.

Can Coatbridge’s favourite sporting son  Ricky Burns beat the unbeaten Namibian nicknamed the ‘Blue Machine’?  A passionate and noisy crowd at the Hydro will ensure he doesn’t lack for support in pursuit of the unified crown.

In addition to the mouth-watering top of the bill encounter there’s a stacked undercard including the chief support fight as Scott Cardle defends his British lightweight title against Robbie Barrett.  And there’s an intriguing clash between GB star Charlie Edwards (who recently fought for the flyweight world title and Motherwell’s Iain Butcher for the vacant British super flyweight title.  Add in appearances by  rising Scottish stars Charlie Flynn – the Glasgow 2014 gold medallist who fights for his first professional title when meeting Ryan Collins for the Celtic lightweight title – and Joe Ham – who also represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games and who takes on Scott McCormack for the vacant Celtic super-bantamweight title – and it promises to be a great night of boxing action.

First bout at 5pm.

Tickets in advance are available online via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.