Indongo: I’m better than Burns

Julius Indongo says he will prove he is the best super-lightweight out there by beating Ricky Burns in their unification battle.

The Namibian IBF world champion is in Scotland preparing to face WBA holder Burns at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday night.

Indongo will be making the first defence of the title he won with a stunning first-round KO of Russian Eduard Troyanovsky in Moscow in December.

It was the first time the southpaw, known as ‘Blue Machine’, had boxed outside his home country and is confident he will remain unbeaten – and become the WBA and IBF champion – at 140lbs when he takes on Burns.

“We don’t have any doubts in this team. The aim is to keep winning,” he told the Daily Record.

“I’ve heard what they’ve been saying. They said it was a lucky punch that floored Troyanovsky.

“It’s always easy to talk. Bring Burns in front of me and we will see who is the best.

“There’s no way you can be scared if you want to make it in boxing. I can’t be scared of another man.”

Burns will be making the second defence of the title he picked up last May to become Britain’s first three-weight world champion since Duke McKenzie over 20 years ago.

‘Rickster’ and Indongo will be going through their paces in a public work-out in Glasgow on Tuesday and the experienced Coatsbridge star – who turns 34 on Thursday – is confident he will emerge victorious from his 12th world-title fight.

“I will go there to do a job – whatever it takes to do what I need to do,” he said.