Ricky Burns Returns With a Win Over Journeyman Emilian Rodriguez
At Probellum Unstoppable on December 18, three-division champion Ricky Burns came off of a two-year layoff to defeat Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez (26-10-1, 10KO). Also on the card, 22 year-old prospect Mark Dickinson picked up the second win of his professional career.
RICKY BURNS def. EMILIANO DOMINGUEZ RODRIGUEZ via UD after 10 rounds (100-91, 99-91, 98-92)
Burns marked his long-awaited return with a win as he overcame Rodriguez by unanimous decision.
It was the first time Burns (44-8-1, 16 knockouts) was back in action since October 2019, and the three-weight world champion received a tremendous reception from the fans in attendance.
It was a vintage performance from the Scotsman, once again showing the wide array of tools he has at his disposal, with the three judges eventually scoring it 100-91, 99-91 and 98-92 in his favour as he returned to winning ways.
MARK DICKINSON def. MICHAL GAZDIK 60-54 on PTS after 6 rounds
Dickinson displayed his superb boxing ability as he gained six valuable rounds with a points win over Michal Gazdik (6-19, 4KO).
Dickinson (2-0, 1 knockout) made an instant impact in the paid ranks with a 30 second knockout win during his debut in October. However, he showed his other skills on this occasion; getting behind the jab and utilizing all of his assets in the performance against Gazdik.
It was a one-sided effort from the talented prospect, with the referee scoring every round to Dickinson as he successfully triumphed.
“I didn’t go in there looking for the stoppage, I was in there with a light-heavyweight purposely to get the rounds. I know I need those rounds to push me further in my career. It’s six rounds in the bag and then 2022 will be a big year.
“I had to mix up the power in the shots, and use my skill and my boxing brain. I know I’ve got one of the best brains in the sport, and I controlled every minute of every round of that fight.”Mark Dickinson – Prospect
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