Burns vs Indongo: Trainer Tony Sims expects Ricky Burns to make boxing history again
By Neel Khagram
Last Updated: 13/04/17 4:32pm
Tony Sims believes Ricky Burns will add to his legacy if he wins this Saturday night.
The 'Rickster' (41-5-1-KO14) will fight Julius Indongo for the chance to unify the super lightweight division at the SSE Arena in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports and the Scotsman's head trainer says they've done everything in camp to be victorious on the night.
"Ricky is already a history maker," Sims said.
"He wants to make it again becoming unified champion. He's trained diligently for this and is in fantastic condition.
Ricky is already a history maker. He wants to make it again becoming unified champion.
"We don't know a lot about Indongo, he's a good fighter and can obviously punch.
"We had other offers on the table but we wanted to do the IBF title fight with the Russian before. Once Indongo won, we wanted it."
Indongo will be the first southpaw Burns has faced since his loss to Dejan Zlaticanin in 2014, and the Coatbridge man understands the dangers his opponent could pose.
"Of all the fights been offered, Indongo was the hardest," Burns said.
"But the reward of this risk is worth it. Tall, southpaw and awkward we have prepared for everything here. This is the biggest fight of my career."
Watch Ricky Burns vs Julius Indongo from the SSE Hydro, Glasgow, on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports 2 from 7.30pm.