Ricky Burns wins WBO belt unanimously
GLASGOW, Scotland -- Scotland's Ricky Burns recovered from a first-round knockdown Saturday to win the WBO super-featherweight belt from the previously unbeaten Roman Martinez.
Burns was put on the canvas by a firm right hand from the Puerto Rican and labored through the first three rounds before rallying strongly with a string of powerful shots to win unanimously.
The judges scored the bout 115-113 and 115-112 twice in favor of the 27-year-old Burns in front of a hugely partizan Scottish crowd.
Burns improved to 29-2 while Martinez dropped to 24-1.
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