6th November 2011, 12:40 AM
Burns beats Katsidis in thriller
By Keir Murray
BBC Scotland Calm Burns withstood everything the Australian Katsidis threw at him Ricky Burns produced a disciplined and courageous performance at Wembley Arena to defeat Michael Katsidis on points to win the WBO interim lightweight title.
The 28-year-old Scot in his first fight at lightweight was the underdog against the aggressive Australian but took the bout 117-112, 117-111, 117-111.
The squat Queensland fighter, three years older than Burns, threw more punches and tried to subdue his foe.
But the Coatbridge boxer used his jab superbly to create attacks of his own.
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Source: BBC News
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