Ricky Burns praises big-hitting rival Kiryl Relikh after retaining world title



Ricky Burns was left admiring the power of Kiryl Relikh after a thrilling win over the hardy Belarusian at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena on Friday night.
It was the Coatbridge fighter's first defence of his WBA world super-lightweight title, and he was made to work for the victory.
Relikh, under the guidance of former world champion Ricky Hatton, had arrived with a record of 19 knockouts in 21 wins, and he demonstrated to Burns just why he held such an impressive record.
The 33-year-old struggled at times to get on top of the challenger during a pulsating battle but ultimately came through on... read more

 
8 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 36
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