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Burns outpoints Katisidis for WBO lightweight belt

Burns outpoints Katisidis for WBO lightweight belt

Ricky Burns earned his second world boxing title when he easily outpointed Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight belt at Wembley Arena on Saturday.
Burns relinquished the WBO super-featherweight title to make his division debut against the favored Katsidis, and produced a classy display which the judges rewarded with unanimous scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 117-112.
Katsidis, from Australia, was the more aggressive throughout, but kept getting punished by his Scottish opponent's snappy jab and sharp counterattacks. Katsidis received a cut below his left eye in the fourth round, and above the eye in the ninth.
Burns improved his record to 33-2 (9 KOs), while Katsidis dropped to 28-5 (23 KOs).


Updated : 2021-05-10 16:17 GMT+08:00