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Summary

  1. Indongo adds WBA super-lightweight title to IBF and IBO crowns
  2. Namibian wins by unanimous points verdict
  3. Judges score fight 120-108, 118-110, and 116-112
  4. Scot Burns was attempting to unify division

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By Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

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Indongo wins by unanimous decision

Well, it wasn't to be for Scotland's Ricky Burns.

A valiant and whole-hearted performance from the home fighter, but Burns came up against an opponent in Julius Indongo who had the better of him from the first bell.

Scintillating stuff from the Namibian, who deservedly unifies the division.

It's Indongo who leaves Glasgow as the IBF, IBO and WBA super-lightweight champion of the world.

What a performance. We'll catch you next time.

'A very frustrating fight'

Indongo wins by unanimous decision

Promoter Eddie Hearn on 5 live sports extra:

"Whenever you're fighting in a unification fight you'll come up against great fighters. We had hoped Indongo wasn't that good and it wasn't Ricky's greatest performance. 

"Indongo punched very hard, had great footwork and was an awkward southpaw. He was too good for Ricky. It was a very frustrating fight."

'Indongo wanted to dominate'

Indongo wins by unanimous decision

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Julius Indongo was dominant, knew what he was about, kept swinging dangerous bombs and didn't let Ricky Burns in at all. 

In the last two rounds, when he had the match won, he still wanted to dominate, and like true champions, wanted to get rid of his challenger.

The better man won - Burns

Burns loses to Indongo

Ricky Burns, speaking to Sky Sports after his defeat: "The better man won, no excuses. 

"He was so, so awkward. He was a lot better than we thought he was going to be, he can hit as well. 

"I'm going to have all the doubters saying I'm finished - but I'll come again.

"He started the rounds fast and the height and reach advantage meant he was out of my distance."

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Ricky should be proud of his career and now take some time out and take stock. If he decides not to fight again, he's earned the respect of all British boxing fans.

'It's for the whole of Africa'

Indongo wins by unanimous decision

And here is the IBF, IBO and now also WBA super-lightweight champion, Julius Indongo

"I feel very proud," he tells Sky Sports.

"My home crowd are watching. It's for the whole of Africa. This is so great.

"I am very proud for opening my doors and now the world can see me."

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Indongo held it together, maintained his discipline and as far as I'm concerned he's a worthy world champion.

Indongo beats Burns by unanimous decision

And there you have it.

Julius Indongo has unified the super-lightweight division.

Well deserved. A superb performance.

Burns v Indongo

The smile on the face of Julius Indongo tells you he's confident of taking this one.

The southpaw looks to have held on to his undefeated record. A scintillating performance.

Ricky Burns claps the crowd. They love him, win or lose.

But it's the red corner of the Namibian celebrating in Glasgow.

Round 12

Burns v Indongo

Ricky Burns is throwing everything into this but he looks shattered. 

Julius Indongo barely seems to have tired. He continues to burrow forward and looks for the body of Burns as he has all night.

Indongo skips out of the way of a late, desperate flurry from Burns.

But that's it.

Round 12

Burns v Indongo

Ricky Burns is smiling. But he could be a beaten man.

Burns hits the canvas again as he dives in and Julius Indongo just ducks out and helps the Scot's momentum take him down.

He's straight back on his feet. But it's the calm, composed figure of Indongo who's on top here.

End of round 11

Burns v Indongo

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Julius Indongo is showing he is a genuine world champion. He is so far ahead and he still wants to get rid of Ricky Burns. This last round is going to be dangerous for Burns. The atmosphere in the crowd has been finished by Indongo.

Round 11

Burns v Indongo

One last big effort from Ricky Burns. 

He saunters forward with a left-right combination but finds Julius Indongo too quick to catch.

Burns then absorbs a left-hander from Indongo himself.

Indongo has the height, the reach. Burns has the crowd, but he needs something more than that right now.

He goes down onto the mat, that was via a wild swing rather than an Indongo punch.

Round 11

Burns v Indongo

Mike Costello

BBC boxing correspondent, ringside at the SSE Hydro Arena

Julius Indongo is about to upset the odds unless Ricky Burns produces something we have never seen.

Round 11

Burns v Indongo

Six minutes to go.

Julius Indongo has peppered the body of Ricky Burns all night, but he catches a counter punch from Burns on his way in.

But Indongo gets Burns on the ropes, works the body and doesn't look like tiring here.

End of round 10

Burns v Indongo

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

This fight has become very repetitive - every round is identical. The brief moments of success Ricky Burns has had are when Julius Indongo has let him off first. Indongo is leading and coming back with one or two more shots.

He's winning almost every round. Burns needs Indongo to tire.

Round 10

Burns v Indongo

You have to say Julius Indongo has looked good tonight.

Ricky Burns is trying everything he can to find a way round the awkward southpaw, but it's Indongo with the lead and he's the one who can afford to take a step back if he needs to.

Indongo goes low again, looking for the body. Burns sidesteps his way along the edge of the ring, then finds the middle ground. But he can't land anything on Indongo.

Round 10

Burns v Indongo

Mike Costello

BBC boxing correspondent, ringside at the SSE Hydro Arena

Ricky Burns is known for his terrific stamina - but even he is tiring. He needs to throw more punches.

Round 10

Burns v Indongo

We're into the 10th.

Ricky Burns is bouncing, but it's Julius Indongo who flicks jab after jab towards the Scot.

Burns finds a counter jab, and it might have cut the lip of Indongo. Is that a way in?

End of round nine

Burns v Indongo

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Julius Indongo reaches for Ricky Burns
Reuters

I have to give that round to Indongo again. Indongo is taller with longer arms so Ricky Burns is trying to close the distance but he is leaving his head at same height. His lack of head movement is making it difficult for him to close the distance.

Round nine

Burns v Indongo

Burns dances forward. One, two, three punches thrown towards Indongo, who takes a step back and regains his composure.

Burns isn't going down without a fight, but you get the feeling Indongo can flick a switch and unload when he fancies it.

Burns needs something. But Indongo is too fleet-footed at the minute.

Ricky Burns misses with a punch
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Round nine

Burns v Indongo

If Ricky Burns is going to unify the super-lightweight division he needs something special in these final few rounds.

The Scot attempts to get on the front foot, but it's Julius Indongo who is soon on top again and he rocks Burns with a powerful left.

End of round eight

Burns v Indongo

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Ricky told his corner he is trying to close the distance but he is struggling to. He needs a stoppage. Indongo has a new lease of life because he saw Ricky was hurt and tiring in that last round.

Ricky Burns
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Round eight

Burns v Indongo

That could have been a huge left-hander from Julius Indongo, he almost rolled in like he was bowling a cricket ball.

Ricky Burns saw that coming a mile off, but it's the jab of Indongo that is causing him trouble and Burns is left scuttling backwards as the powerful Namibian comes on strong.

Burns doesn't look to be throwing anything, he's covering and trying to stop the Namibian connecting.

Round eight

Burns v Indongo

Mike Costello

BBC boxing correspondent, ringside at the SSE Hydro Arena

Burns looks confident, skipping back. But he's throwing nothing.

Round eight

Burns v Indongo

Here we go then, round eight.

Ricky Burns really has to go for this, but he's still finding Julius Indongo hard to get hold of.

Burns is backed up towards the corner, but then Indongo looks to tire and Burns finds an escape route with a quick combo.

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Burns v Indongo

Tom Christman: Big up the Burns, he will come back to win this fight!

End of round seven

Burns v Indongo

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

I scored that round even. The impact of Indongo's punches are fading. Ricky's effort is testing this guy's resolve. I think there is a good chance Ricky can take a grip of this fight.  

End of round seven

Burns v Indongo

Mike Costello

BBC boxing correspondent, ringside at the SSE Hydro Arena

Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo
PA

The crowd are applauding the effort of Ricky Burns but nothing is really getting home.

Round seven

Burns v Indongo

A couple of decent shots there and Ricky Burns must be able to sense the Glasgow faithful trying to drive him on.

He's on the canvas, but Julius Indongo almost bundled him over rather than throwing any punches.

Indongo is making Burns work hard, though.

Round seven

Burns v Indongo

You fancy Ricky Burns has to up it from hereon in if he's going to start claiming rounds back.

Julius Indongo is tricky. That height advantage and those gangly limbs causing Burns trouble so far.

But here's the charge. Burns rallies and that gets the crowd going. 

Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo
Reuters

End of round six

Burns v Indongo

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

There is an argument to say that round was even. Ricky caught Indongo with a right hand and caused him to judder. Ricky has to drive in with one and drive in a second time. He has got to close down space and question Indongo's heart and desire.

Round six

Burns v Indongo

A little bit of tiredness kicking in for the first time for both fighters. Two or three times now they've embraced in this round after wayward shots.

And this is the best we've seen Ricky Burns so far. Good right hand, and he nearly connects with a vicious second.

But Julius Indongo manages to fire a left off despite being under the cosh and Burns then walks into a right.

Round six

Burns v Indongo

Ricky Burns is forced back by Julius Indongo
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Julius Indongo is straight into Ricky Burns again in the sixth, landing a straight body shot to the gut of the home fighter.

Burns shakes it off. But his own combination is well countered by Indongo.

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Steve Bland: This Indongo chap looks useful. Too much movement though... good chance he'll be knackered by the fifth or sixth 

End of round five

Burns v Indongo

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

All five rounds to Indongo. He caught Ricky with a left hook and that shut Ricky down and it hurt him.

Indongo is dangerous. But Ricky has to get into him now, drive into him and unsettle his composure.

Round five

Burns v Indongo

Julius Indongo catches Ricky Burns with a punch
Reuters

Is Ricky Burns hurt? It looked like Julius Indongo caught him there.

The crowd are roaring Burns forward, but he can't get too close to the southpaw.

That's wild from Indongo though, a big left-hander missing Burns by a distance and the Scot connects with a right.

Round five

Burns v Indongo

Another set of good body shots from Julius Indongo is countered by a smart right hand from Ricky Burns.

Indongo is throwing everything at the Scot, who doesn't look too comfortable having to box at this range.

End of round four

Burns v Indongo

Adam Booth

Former trainer of David Haye on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

That round was closer for the first two and a half minutes but then Indongo loaded up. He slumped quite heavily to his seat at the end of the round, though. Interesting to see if Indongo tires.

Ricky Burns has to go for more but that means taking more risks. 

This is where this fight gets interesting.

Listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary at the top of this page.

Round four

Burns v Indongo

Ricky Burns reaches for Julius Indongo
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Ricky Burns looks to unleash for the first time, but it's Julius Indongo controlling the pace early on.

He's got the reach, and the southpaw is making it very tricky for the home fighter.

Indongo goes low again, then throws a powerful left. Nothing lands of note, but it's the Namibian on top.