Indongo Defends IBF Junior Welterweight Belt Against Burns

By Raymundo Dioses

 

Julius Indongo made the first defense of the IBF junior welterweight title with a dominant unanimous decision over Scotland’s Ricky Burns on April 15, 2017.

Indongo (22-0,11 KOs) was the aggressor in the outset, with Burns making a stand midway through the title unification bout, yet ultimately Burns faded down the stretch and lost his WBA title to Indongo.  Burns was downed in the final frame, which was ruled a slip by the referee. 

Scorecards had it 108-120, 110-118 and 112-116 for Indongo. 

A native of Southwest Africa, Indongo won the IBF 140 pound title in December 2016 via highlight knockout in round one over Russian Eduard Troyanovsky.