Boxing: Ricky Burns wins as opponent's corner throws in towel

Ricky Burns had lost three of his last four fights before Saturday night
Ricky Burns had lost three of his last four fights before Saturday night

Ricky Burns got back to winning ways with a bizarre fifth-round stoppage of Prince Ofotsu in Hull.

The 32-year-old Scottish lightweight secured a technical knockout after the Ghanaian's corner threw in the towel.

The former WBO super-featherweight and lightweight champion had been well on top, although Ofotsu was not taking any considerable punishment.

Earlier on the same bill, Charlie Flynn picked up his fourth professional win, beating Dan Carr.

The Glasgow 2014 gold medallist dominated a four-round super-lightweight contest for a 40-36 points victory.

Burns, who had lost three of his previous four fights before Saturday's undercard clash at the KC Lightstream Stadium, landed a number of crunching body shots.

However, he did miss with several wild shots, perhaps looking for his first knockout stoppage since his success against Kevin Mitchell three years ago.