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Burns ordered to fight Relikh

Last Updated: 01/07/16 1:04pm

Ricky Burns wants 'big fights' after his WBA super-lightweight title success

Ricky Burns wants 'big fights' after his WBA super-lightweight title success

Ricky Burns wants ‘big fights’ after his WBA super-lightweight title success

The WBA have ordered their world super-lightweight champion Ricky Burns to defend his title against Kiryl Relikh.

Burns (40-5-1-KO14) became Scotland’s first-ever three-weight world champion in May when he stopped Michele di Rocco to win the vacant title in jubilant Glasgow.

Now the WBA’s Championships Committee have swiftly ordered a clash with their Inter-Continental champion Relikh (21-0-KO19) – much to the delight of the young Belarussian’s promoter; former world champion Ricky Hatton.

Kiryl Relikh (left) is promoted by former world champion Ricky Hatton

Kiryl Relikh (left) is promoted by former world champion Ricky Hatton

Kiryl Relikh (left) is promoted by former world champion Ricky Hatton

Hatton said via his social media page: “Delighted my lad Kyril Relikh has been mandated to fight @ricksterko for his @WBABoxing title.”

Burns’ promoter Eddie Hearn has 30 days to agree a deal to stage the bout or it will go to purse bids.

Relikh, who is known as ‘The Mad Bee’, made his professional debut in 2011 in his home country. He fought in Britain for the first time in December 2014 and was most recently in action in May, when he stopped Joaquim Carneiro in Bolton.

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GGG 'willing to face Eubank Jr'

Last Updated: 01/07/16 12:32pm

Gennady Golovkin could be on a collision course with Chris Eubank Jr

Gennady Golovkin could be on a collision course with Chris Eubank Jr

Gennady Golovkin could be on a collision course with Chris Eubank Jr

Gennady Golovkin is willing to come to the United Kingdom to defend his three middleweight world titles against Britain’s Chris Eubank Jr, according to his promoter Tom Loeffler.

Eubank Jr’s promoter Eddie Hearn has already revealed he expects the fight to be made soon and Loeffler has said the two sides are now “working on finalising details”.

“GGG is willing to go to the UK to defend his world titles, and it would be a huge event,” Loeffler told the Associated Press. “Hopefully we can get the fight signed.”

A fight between Golovkin and Eubank Jr is close to being agreed, according to Eddie Hearn

A fight between Golovkin and Eubank Jr is close to being agreed, according to Eddie Hearn

A fight between Golovkin and Eubank Jr is close to being agreed, according to Eddie Hearn

If the contest is confirmed, it would likely involve Golovkin (35-0-KO32) travelling to England in September to take on Eubank Jr (23-1-KO18), with the venue potentially the O2 Arena.

Eubank Jr moved a step closer to a showdown with Kazakhstani knockout specialist Golovkin by defending his British middleweight title with a commanding

WWE SmackDown Results: June 30, 2016

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The Better Champion.

The 880th edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL. After being laid out with a Pedigree at the hands of Seth Rollins on RAW, WWE Champion Dean Ambrose would, without a doubt, be looking for a fight on SmackDown when “The Lunatic Champion” will be The Miz’s guest on Miz TV. With a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns coming up in a few weeks at Battleground, what will happen when the WWE Champion and the Intercontinental Champion are in the same ring at the same time? Given The Miz’s tendency to get under the skin of his guests, will Miz TV end in a fight between the two champions?

Match Results

  • #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Match: Cesaro def. Sheamus, Apollo Crews, & Alberto Del Rio by Alberto Del Rio tapping out to Cesaro’s Sharpshooter. As a result, Cesaro earns himself a shot at the United States Title.
  • United States Championship: Rusev (c) (with Lana) def. Cesaro by submission to the Accolade to retain.
  • Dana Brooke def. Billie Kay by pin with the Samoan Driver.
  • Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman (with Bray Wyatt) def. Aaron Hale & Mike Duwaty (local competitors) by Braun Strowman pinning Aaron Hale after slamming Mike Duwaty on top of Aaron Hale.
  • Sasha Banks def. Summer Rae by submission to the Bank Statement.
  • Champion vs. Champion: Non-Title: Dean Ambrose def. The Miz (with Maryse) by pin following Dirty Deeds.

See page 2 for detailed results.

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WWE SmackDown Results: June 30, 2016