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Burns & Edwards Headline Action Packed Easter Weekend

By Martin Upfold - 12th April 2017

Never one to turn down a fight, Scotland’s favourite son Ricky Burns is set to risk it all this weekend in a Super Lightweight unification bout against hard hitting Namibian Julius Indongo.

Although Burns can draw on home advantage when he fights in Glasgow on Saturday night. This fight is no easy match up.

Burns Indongo Matchup
Tale of the tape

Indongo, the unbeaten IBF Light Welterweight champion, is coming into the bout fresh from a monstrous knock out of Eduard Troyanovsky.

Indongo Flattens Opponent
Heavy handed Indongo

Without doubt the most intriguing match up of the weekend. Tensions will be running high for the local crowd as Burns looks to keep the second-wind of his late career resurgence rolling against his hard hitting opponent.

In a stacked card, fight fans will beforehand be treated to two British title fights.

First up, Charlie Edwards seeks to pick up another domestic championship belt as he steps up in weight to take on Iain Butcher for the British Super-Flyweight title.

We recently caught up with Charlie in the run up to the fight to discuss his preparations and find out how he adjusting to working with much respected British trainer Adam Booth.

The second British title fight of the night will see Scott Cardle take on Robbie Barrett as he attempts to win the Lonsdale strap outright.

Expect sparks to fly in a bout pitting a Scotsman (and reigning British Lightweight belt holder) against the current English champion.

The card will also see former Team GB amateur Josh Kelly take on Jay Byrne in his first paid fight.

Big things are expected for the Welterweight from Sunderland who’s also under the tutelage of Adam Booth and is promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport.

As always stay locked in to Boxing Social for all the latest news in the run up to fight night.

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