Ricky Burns wins WBO belt unanimously

Updated: September 4, 2010, 8:28 PM ET
Associated Press

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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