Ricky Burns makes history after stopping Michele di Rocco

• Coatbridge boxer becomes Scotland’s first three-weight world champion
• Super-lightweight title added to super-featherweight and lightweight crowns

Ricky Burns made history by becoming Scotland’s first three-weight world champion after beating Michele di Rocco for the vacant WBA super-lightweight title at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

In front of an excited and partisan crowd, the 33-year-old from Coatbridge rolled back the years with an all-action performance and decked the 34-year-old Italian in the eighth round, leaving him in no state to continue, in the view of the referee, Terry O’Connor.

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