Burns vs Relikh Info
Ricky Burns beat Kiryl Relikh by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 7th October 2016 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Ricky Burns.
The fight took place over 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 WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
Burns vs Relikh stats
Ricky Burns stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kiryl Relikh made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and draws, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Relikh had a massive power advantage over Burns, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Burns' 35%.
Ricky Burns was the older man by 6 years, at 37 years old.
Burns had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Ricky Burns & Kiryl Relikh fought out of an orthodox stance.
Burns was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 9 years and 6 months earlier than Relikh, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 289 more professional rounds, 404 to Relikh's 115.
Kiryl Relikh was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 140lb division.
Burns vs Relikh form
Burns had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Michele Di Rocco on 28th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Josh King on 7th November 2015 by knockout in the 11th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had beat Prince Ofotsu on 1st August 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Craven Park Stadium, Hull.
Before that, he had been beaten by Omar Figueroa Jr on 9th May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, United States.
He had defeated Alexandre Lepelley on 4th October 2014 by points in the 8th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Kiryl Relikh had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Joaquim Carneiro on 13th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Bolton, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Christian Ariel Lopez on 2nd October 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Gymnase du Lycee Technique de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Lazaro Santos de Jesus on 9th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Gymnasium of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Vratsa, Bulgaria.
Before that, he had beat Santos Medrano on 11th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (formerly Park Hotel) , Sheffield, United Kingdom.
He had won against Giorgi Abramishvili on 10th September 2014 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Moulin Rouge Club, Minsk, Belarus.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ricky Burns had been fighting more than Kiryl Relikh.
Going to this contest, Ricky Burns had last fought 4 years 7 months and 22 days ago, while Kiryl Relikh's last outing had been 4 years 8 months and 6 days ago.
Burns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Relikh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What time did Burns vs Relikh start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm BST at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Burns vs Relikh?
Burns vs Relikh was broadcast on Sky Sports 2 in the UK.