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Burns vs Indongo results: Indongo dominates, unifies 140-pound belts

Julius Indongo outclassed Ricky Burns in Glasgow.

Boxing at The SSE Hydro Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Julius Indongo went on the road again, and came out with a dominant performance again, this time unifying the IBF and WBA “world” junior welterweight titles in Glasgow, Scotland, outpointing Ricky Burns over 12 rounds.

Scores were 116-112, 118-110, and 120-108 for Indongo. BLH had it 120-108 for Indongo. Indongo (22-0, 11 KO) was tactically nearly perfect in the fight, using his length and southpaw stance to truly outclass and bedevil Burns (41-6-1, 14 KO) in every round. The Namibian was just in a different league in this fight, and there was nothing a determined Burns could do about it.

The win puts Indongo, 34, into the true top tier of the 140-pound ranks, and he might be an interesting opponent for anyone in that division with his style. For the 34-year-old Burns, it’s obviously a major setback and a tough loss that takes him out of the race for the time being, but we’re talking about a three-weight world champion who has given a lot to boxing, too, and admirably never gave up trying in this fight.

Former flyweight world title challenger Charlie Edwards (10-1, 4 KO) moved up in weight and came away with the vacant British super flyweight title, outclassing Iain Butcher (16-3, 5 KO) over 12 rounds. Scores were 120-109, 120-108, and 120-108, giving Edwards a sweep in rounds save for one even round on one judge’s scorecard.

Robbie Barrett (15-2-1, 1 KO) scored a pretty notable upset over Scotty Cardle (21-1-1, 7 KO), winning a 12-round majority decision to claim the British lightweight title. Barrett was down twice, but won on scores of 114-112, 115-113, and 114-114.

British Olympian Josh Kelly, a middleweight prospect, made his pro debut with a six-round win over Jay Byrne (4-2, 1 KO). Kelly won on a referee’s score of 59-55.

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