Raucous Glasgow support can't prevent Crawford taking Burns' lightweight crown
By Jeff Powell - dailymail.co.uk
Ricky Burns put in the brave-heart performance of his career but it was not enough to prevent him losing Scotland’s only world title.
Holder: Terence Crawford celebrates after winning the fight as Ricky Burns (left) looks dejected
Send off: Burns waves to the crowd after losing the fight on a unanimous points decision
Not even the raucous support of a deafening crowd in the SECC could carry Burns to an epic effort, nor for that matter distract or discourage the lavishly talented challenger from Omaha, Nebraska.
Quick out he blocks: Burns looked up for it in the opening rounds at the SECC in Glasgow
Even: The first three rounds could have gone either way, but Burns soon lost his way
That made him a 117-112 winner. The judges, carefully selected by the WBO after Burns was gifted a scandalous draw on the night Ray Beltran broke that jaw, were in that area. Two of them scored it 116-112, the other 117-111.
Reaching in: Crawford was clever, coming back with a vengeance whenever he was caught
Cowering: Crawford dominated the majority of the next nine rounds, and silenced Glasgow at the end
Burns talked re-match but that is unlikely. Crawford is on his way to bigger things – in Las Vegas and New York – now.
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