Ricky Burns will face unbeaten Namibian Julius Indongo for the WBA and IBF World Super-Lightweight titles in a massive unification clash at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on April 15, live on Sky Sports.
Burns became a three-weight World champion when he won the WBA strap with an eighth-round stoppage of Michele di Rocco in his hometown last May and successfully defended his belt with a unanimous points victory over Kiryl Relikh in October while Indongo ripped the IBF title from Russian Eduard Troyanovsky with a 40 second first-round knockout in Moscow in December.
WBO super featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) will be back on the ring on April 15 on HBO.
So far there is no word on who might be his next opponent, but it’s almost guaranteed that it won’t be Lomachenko’s former rival Orlando Salido, who defeated him by split decision on March 1, 2014.
WBC world super flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez will defend his junior bantamweight world title for the first time against mandatory challenger and former titlist Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in the co-feature of the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs middleweight title fight on March 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York, K2 Promotions' Tom Loeffler told ESPN. The bout will be officially announced at the kickoff news conference for the HBO PPV card today at the Garden.
Some rumors circulating that WBO jr middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) could make an optional defense on May 6 against Kanat Islam (22-0, 18 KOs) from Kazakhstan, possibly at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium, Fightnews.com reports. Islam is currently the #5 challenger in the WBO rankings.