Ricky Burns will fight Julius Indongo for the chance to add the Namibian’s IBF title to his WBA super lightweight crown.

‘Rickster’ will have home advantage in Glasgow on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports, as he looks to etch his name in history alongside other British fighters who have successfully unified their respective divisions.

Indongo won his belt with a first-round knockout of Russia’s Eduard Troyanovsky in Moscow in December.

However, Burns, making the second defence of the title he picked up in May, was unimpressed.

This is only the second time fighting out of Namibia, so we will see how he is going to like the Glasgow crowd and we will also see how he is going to like it in the second half of the fight when I am sticking it on him.

It is going to be a good night. Training has gone well. The last week is a pain, with all the things to deal with, but roll on fight night.

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Indongo (21-0) is not what anyone would call a knockout artist with eleven stoppages in 21 wins, but so far he has proved an unmovable object, but this is just the second time he has fought outside of Namibia.

Burns (41-5-1) is by far the more experienced fighter despite being a year younger and will to draw on his home advantage and world-class quality to unify the division.

 

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