Ricky Burns could have unification fight with Julius Indongo in Glasgow, says Alex Morrison
By Tim Hobbs
Last Updated: 09/01/17 6:20pm
Ricky Burns is being lined up for a world title unification fight in Glasgow against Julius Indongo.
His manager, Alex Morrison, says the three-weight title winner will be putting his WBA 'Super' super-lightweight on the line and Indongo the IBF at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, in April.
Burns was initially linked with facing Adrien Broner and then Paulie Malignaggi but the chance of a unification fight has come to the fore.
"Indongo showed how dangerous he is against the Russian," Morrison told the Daily Record.
"He is unbeaten in 21 fights and he is not to be underestimated.
"It's a huge opportunity for Ricky. It's a chance to get his hands on three of the super lightweight belts.
"That would make him a wanted man. The best in the world would be beating his door down."
Namibian Indongo (21-0-KO11) won the IBF, as well as the IBO version, in December, by knocking out Eduard Troyanovsky in the opening round in Moscow, Russian, on a card shown on Sky Sports.
Burns (41-5-1-KO14) made British boxing history in the summer, joining Duke McKenzie as a three-weight world champion and made a successful first defence against Kiryl Relikh in October.
Broner, who is a four-weight world champion, takes on Adrian Granados on February 18, after being linked with flying out to watch 'Rickster's first defence.
'The Problem' never made it to Hydro, but Morrison believes winning a unification fight with Indogo could see his fighter heading over to America.
"If successful then hopefully a fight in Vegas awaits Ricky," he said.
"That's something he has always dreamt about and it would be within his reach if he can deal with Indongo."
Promoter Eddie is refusing to look beyond the unification fight and is expected to confirm the Indogo soon and is only interested in enabling Burns to add another super-lightweight title to his collection.
"It's long been Ricky's dream to unify the division and we are hoping we can deliver for him in his next fight," he he told Sky Sports.
"Indongo is a very dangerous opponent and coming off a huge first round knockout in Russia but after missing out on unifications at superfeatherweight and lightweight, I'm hopeful of delivering some good news this week."