Scottish boxer Ricky Burns aims to become undisputed champion in Glasgow

img_6834Coatbridge champ Burns takes on Namibian Julius Indongo at the Hydro on Saturday

WORLD champion Scottish boxer Ricky Burns will defend his WBA super-lightweight title in a blockbuster bout against southpaw Julius Indongo.

The unification fight, taking place at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday night, could end up with Burns holding three belts as the undisputed champion of his weight division.

Burns will attempt to win the IBF and IBO titles from the Namibian Indongo who took them from Eduard Troyanovsky with a 40 second knockout win in December.

The Scot will be hoping that the African does not repeat the feat in his first British fight.

Speaking at his open workout at Glasgow’s St. Enoch Centre, Burns said: “All preparations have went to plan for this, for me this is the worst time, the hard twelve week camp is coming to an end now and everything is leading up to this weekend.

He added: “It’s going to be a good night and fingers crossed I can get out there and do the damage.”


Knockout: Scots boxing star Ricky Burns (L) is raring to go for the Indongo fight.

 


The Scot faces a formidable opponent in Indongo, the 34-year-old is unbeaten in 21 fights.

But Burns reckons the Namibian is not invincible and feels prepared for their bout at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

The 34-year-old said: “I don’t think he’s as devastating a puncher as everybody is saying he is, but he’s certainly going to be awkward.

“We’ve trained for a hard 12 rounds and we’re more than prepared to go out there and go for it.

“We’re soon going to find out how good he is.”

Burns is champing at the bit for the fight after breezing through Friday’s weigh-in at St. Enoch’s Centre.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to normality, that’s the way I look at it. Me and Tony have put a proper shift in for this camp, we know it’s going to be a tough fight.

“Once the weigh-in is over I can concentrate fully on the fight.”

As well as the main event an undercard of local talent including Gorbals featherweight Joe Ham and Commonwealth champion Charlie Flynn will be on show.

Darnley bantamweight fighter Scott McCormack, whose trainer is former Scottish champion Kris McAdam, said: “As soon as you start boxing you dream of fights like this.

“It’s going to be a great night boxing on the Burns undercard in front of a busy arena, I’m in for a tough fight there’s no doubt about it.”

Scottish boxing great McAdam is looking forward to fight night.

The undercard kicks-off proceedings on Saturday from 5pm at the Hydro.


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