Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Burns vs Indongo?
Julius Indongo beat Ricky Burns by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th April 2017 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
The scorecards were announced as 108-120, 110-118, 112-116 in favor of winner Julius Indongo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the unified super lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Burns vs Indongo stats
Ricky Burns stepped into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Julius Indongo made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Indongo had advantage in power over Burns, with a 52% knock out percentage over Burns' 34%.
Ricky Burns was the same age as Julius Indongo, at 39 years old.
Indongo had 1-inch reach advantage.
Ricky Burns fought out of the orthodox stance, while Julius Indongo was a southpaw.
Burns was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 7 years and 9 months earlier than Indongo, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 280 more professional rounds, 414 to Indongo's 134.
Burns vs Indongo form
Burns had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Lee Selby on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Scott Cardle on 10th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Crolla on 7th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had lost to Julius Indongo on 15th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
He had beat Kiryl Relikh on 7th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
Indongo had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Eduard Troyanovsky on 3rd December 2016 by knockout in the 1st round in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had won against Fabian Lyimo on 6th August 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Allan Kamote on 26th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek.
Before that, he had defeated Zolani Marali on 3rd October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek.
Hehad won against Ibrahim Class on 20th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Ramatex Factory, Windhoek.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ricky Burns had been fighting more than Julius Indongo.
Going to this contest, Ricky Burns had last fought 2 years, 6 months and 28 days ago, while Julius Indongo's last outing had been 5 years, 5 months and 21 days ago.
Burns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Indongo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Burns vs Indongo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM BST at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Burns vs Indongo?
Burns vs Indongo was broadcast on Sky Sports 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Burns vs Indongo?
Ricky Burns was a 53/100 (-188) favourite going into the contest, while Julius Indongo made his way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.