Burns vs Relikh: We look ahead to the fights involving Ricky Burns, Dillian Whyte and Scott Cardle

Ricky Burns celebrates beating Michele Di Rocco in the WBA Super-Lightweight world title bout at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
Image: Ricky Burns will defend his WBA super-lightweight belt in Glasgow

All eyes move to Scotland this week as history-maker Ricky Burns headlines a stacked card, live on Sky Sports.

With a world title fight and two British belts on the line, including a fiery heavyweight encounter, there is again something for all tastes as Glasgow plays host to another night of championship boxing...

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Ricky Burns v Kiryl Relikh

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Burns is in confident mood before he defends his WBA world super-lightweight title against Kiryl Relikh

Burns will be making the maiden defence of his WBA super-lightweight strap - his third world title at a third weight - against unbeaten mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh (21-0-KO19), who himself will be hoping to upset the odds at the SSE Hydro Arena on Friday night.

It will undoubtedly be a step up in class for the dangerous Ricky Hatton-trained Belarusian who has stopped 19 of his 21 opponents thus far and will likely face a hostile atmosphere against the former super-featherweight and lightweight star.

Kiryl Relikh (L) is promoted by former world champion Ricky Hatton
Image: Kiryl Relikh (left) is promoted by former world champion Ricky Hatton

Burns (40-5-1-KO14) - who won the title by impressively stopping Italy's Michele Di Rocco back in May - will likely face controversial American Adrien Broner at the end of the year should he overcome Relikh and Broner is expected to be an interested ringside spectator on Friday.

Dillian Whyte v Ian Lewison

As the heavyweight scene continues to flourish on both the domestic and international scene, Brixton rivals Dillian Whyte (18-1-KO14) and Ian Lewison (12-2-1-KO8) will take centre stage and battle for the vacant British title.

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British heavyweight Ian Lewison is confident of beating Dillian Whyte in Glasgow on October 7

The pair have not shied away from voicing their distaste towards the other and fireworks are expected as they challenge for one of the sport's most prestigious prizes. Whyte has already challenged for the title once but was stopped in the seventh round by now-world champion Anthony Joshua in December, the only blemish on his record, while Lewison is coming off a big win in China.

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Dillian Whyte will take on fellow Londoner Ian Lewison for the British heavyweight belt in Glasgow on October 7

Whyte comfortably outpointed David Allen last time out and will likely face Dereck Chisora in a mouthwatering December clash should he be victorious.

Scotty Cardle vs Kevin Hooper

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Scott Cardle clung on to his British Title after a controversial draw with Sean Dodd

Another British title will also be at stake as Scott Cardle (20-0-1-KO6) makes the third defence of his lightweight strap against Grimsby's Kevin Hooper (19-3-KO4).

It has been a far from comfortable reign as champion for Celtic fan Cardle, who has twice been pushed close by Sean Dodd, their second fight being controversially scored a draw despite Dodd seeming to have done enough to win.

Scott Cardle shows off his British lightweight title to the Celtic fans
Image: Celtic fan Scott Cardle is heading back to Glasgow with his belt on the line

Cardle though remains unbeaten and a win over Hooper will see him win the Lonsdale belt outright and likely progress him on to the European and World level in the future, while Hooper, a former English champion, will be hoping to spoil the party and steal away the coveted belt.

Watch Ricky Burns v Kirlyl Relikh and the undercard live from Glasgow, from 8.00pm, Friday, on Sky Sports 2.

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