WINDHOEK Namibia (Xinhua) --
Namibia’s double World Boxing Champion, Julius ‘Blue
Machine’ Indongo on Saturday night won his third world title when he beat his
Scottish opponent in Glasgow, Scotland, according to Nampa (Namibia Press
Indongo beat World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Lightweight
champion, Ricky Burns on points to consolidate the International Boxing
Federation (IBF) and WBA Super Lightweight divisions.
The Namibian, who holds the IBF and International Boxing Organisation (IBO)
World Super Lightweight titles, which he won in December 2016 after beating
Russia’s Eduard Troyanovsky in Moscow, dominated the fight throughout the 12
Indongo showed Burns his intention to win from round one, as he kept him at
bay throughout the fight.
Burns tried to fight back in the seventh round with a number of body shots
but Indongo outclassed him in front of his silenced supporters, with his speed
and jabs that kept Burns on the canvas.
All three judges scored the fight in favour of Indongo, 120-108, 118-110 and
116-112, making him the first Namibian to hold three world titles at the same
Speaking to Sky Sports after the fight, Indongo said he was happy to unify
the titles and his hard work was for the Namibian nation and Africa as a
Indongo is undefeated, with 22 fights and 22 wins. He is a southpaw (left
handed boxer), aged 34.
He is now likely to face Terence Crawford, the current Lightweight World
Boxing Organisation and World Boxing Council undisputed champion of the