Ricky Burns loses WBA super-lightweight belt to Julius Indongo in Glasgow

Scotland’s Ricky Burns failed to unify the super-lightweight division as his WBA title was taken by IBF and IBO champion Julius Indongo in Glasgow.

Indongo, unbeaten in 21 fights prior to this unification contest, forced his fellow 34-year-old on to the back foot for much of the fight.

Burns rallied in the fifth and sixth rounds but the tall southpaw emerged a worthy winner on points.

That was reflected in the judges’ scoring – 120-108, 118-110, 116-112.

“The better man won on the night, no excuses,” said Burns. And no-one could argue.

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