Julius Indongo went into enemy territory again and again, in his second consecutive title fight, he won, unifying the WBA and IBF super lightweight titles, by scoring the unanimous decision against three division champion Ricky Burns.
For Indongo, it’s another surprise win and an impressive won at that. The pugilist had been registered as a thumper but came with his boxing gloves and did work all over the torso of Burns (41-6-1, 14 KO). Indongo (22-0, 11 KO) could easily be paired up with the other unified division champion Terence Crawford who holds the WBC and WBO belts respectively. That fight won’t be next as Crawford will be taking on Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz in New York City on May 20th. While Indongo has an IBF mandatory against one Sergey Lipinets, the IBF rules state only a unification can supersede a mandatory and that would be the Crawford fight, maybe this Fall should Crawford be successful at Madison Square Garden.
This is truly a wonderful opportunity for Julius Indongo, Terence Crawford and the sport of boxing as a four title unification fight is as rare as they come. Let’s hope it happens as soon as possible.