Ricky Burns retains WBA super-lightweight belt with points win over Kiryl Relikh



WBA world super-lightweight champion Ricky Burns made a successful first defence of his belt against Kiryl Relikh with a thrilling points victory at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena.
The 33-year-old from Coatbridge entered the ring with the prospect of a fight against American four-weight champion Adrien Broner on the cards if he came thorough unscathed.
Burns struggled at times to get on top of Relikh during a pulsating battle, but came through on the judges' scorecards, 118-110 116-112 116-112.
It was certainly a tough fight for the Scotsman.
The atmosphere was electric as Burns entered the ring... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 20
Source: Belper News
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