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With his courageous win over Kiryl Relikh at Glasgow SSE Hydro, Ricky Burns provided the tonic that Scottish boxing needed following the shocking death of Dundee welterweight Mike Towell a week ago.
A short walk from the hotel where Towell was carried from the ring on a stretcher after his ill-fated bout, the country’s top fighter again proved what makes him such a draw and, to its devotees at least, what makes the sport so thrilling.
Towell was remembered with applause as MC Craig Stephen instructed the bell to be tolled 10 times.
It was a particularly powerful moment that threw into relief the danger boxers such as Burns and Relikh are willing to face to fulfil their sporting dreams.
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