Fight:1885144

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Ricky Burns 135 lbs lost to Dejan Zlaticanin 134 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

  • Not a close bout, despite the scoring. Zlaticanin landed big left hooks all night, winning at least seven of the 12 rounds.
  • A frustrated Burns resorted to holding throughout the bout, unable to stop the shorter Zlaticanin's shots from landing.
  • Ricky Burns, unable to win in his previous three bouts in the United Kingdom, falls from world title contention.
  • Fought for the World Boxing Council International Lightweight title and also a final WBC world title eliminator.
  • 19-0 Montenegro lightweight Zlaticanin knocks Burns in first round for seven count, scores a startling 12 round split decision win.
  • Upset of the Year in United Kingdom. American and Montenegro judges had it for Zlaticanin. British judge had it for Burns.
  • Sixth consecutive WBC regional title bout victory for Zlaticanin, who rose to number ten in the BoxRec worldwide ratings.
  • Boxing News 24 account of bout online, 'Zlaticanin decisions Ricky Burns, Putting Burns Career in Ruins' [[1]]