Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/12/14
Slick Rick Cruises to Victory in First Title Defense High-flying Scot Ricky Burns made a successful first defense of his interim WBO lightweight title by defeating Paulus Moses at a jam-packed Braehead Arena in Glasgow last night. After a tough 12 round fight the judges scores were 120-110, 119-110 and 117-110 all in favor of Burns by unanimous decision. It was by no means an easy homecoming for the 28-year-old from Coatbridge, as Moses made Burns work hard for the win, dominating the center of the ring and hitting home with powerful flurries at times. However, Burns showed his skill and resilience throughout, by landing frighteningly accurate combinations and feeding off the rapturous support of the partisan crowd. This crescendo of noise rose even higher when a rendition of Flower of Scotland was roared before the introductions. Burns had a bright and electric start in the first round, executing his jab well and leading Moses in with hooks to the body, with the Namibi...
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