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Indongo Confident of Beating Burns

This Saturday night, in Glasgow, Ricky Burns will attempt to add the IBF world super-lightweight belt to the WBA version he already holds.

The popular Scot will be going head to head with the Namibian fighter, Julius Indongo, a fighter who won the IBF version of the belt by knocking out the previously unbeaten Eduard Troyanovsky, inside a minute, in Russia.

Indongo arrives in the United Kingdom with a record of 21 wins with 11 coming by way of knockout.

The IBF champions also arrive in our shores full of confidence and reckons he has seen flaws in Burns style that will see victory come his way with Indongo remarking,

'He is making a lot of mistakes,

'If he is not aware of those mistakes, I feel pity for him.'

Although Indongo fought abroad many times during his amateur career this will only be his second fight, as a professional, outside of Namibia.

However, he arrives with the blessing and good wishes of the Namibian president Hage Geingob, with Indongo remarking to the media,

'I have been sent on a mission by my president, and also by the force, because I work as a police officer.

'I received his blessing and he recommended that I should always keep my guard. He is a man of sport and loves sport very much.

'It is no pressure. It is an honour. I have been given a privilege and I have to take that responsibility.”

A confident, as you’d expect considering his world champion status, young man, but can he stand the heat generated by 8,000 partisan Scots inside the Hydro Arena, in Glasgow, this Saturday evening?

The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 14 2017

Time: 9:21AM


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