Posted November 05, 2011 on AP on Fox
Ricky Burns earned his second world boxing title when he easily outpointed Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight belt at Wembley Arena on Saturday. Burns relinquished the WBO super-featherweight title to make his division debut against the favored Katsidis, and produced a classy display which the judges rewarded with unanimous scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 117-112. Katsidis, from Australia, was the more aggressive throughout, but kept getting punished by his Scottish opponent's snappy jab and sharp counterattacks. Katsidis received a cut below his left eye in the fourth round, and above the eye in the ninth. Burns improved his record to 33-2 (9 KOs), while Katsidis dropped to 28-5 (23 KOs).

Katsidis vs. Burns Weigh-in Video & Results

The Michael Katsidis vs. Ricky Burns interim WBO lightweight battle takes place on Saturday evening. The weigh-in took place today, and right here you can find the Katsidis-Burns weigh-in video and the full weights for the fighters. The video shows the weigh-in for Katsidis and Burns, as well as George Groves and Paul Smith, who will be squaring off in a super middleweight bout...

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Burns bests Katsidis, Groves KO’s Smith

Former super featherweight titlist Ricky Burns (33-2, 9 KOs) took one huge step forward in pursuit of a lightweight world title, registering a solid and hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Australia's Michael Katsidis (28-5, 23 KOs) Saturday to claim a WBO interim belt at 135 pounds at Webley Arena in London. True to form, the hard-charging Katsidis came forward the...

Burns defeats Katsidis for WBO lightweight belt

Ricky Burns earned his second world boxing title Saturday night, easily outpointing Michael Katsidis for the interim WBO lightweight belt at Wembley Arena.

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