Bellew, Burns Capture Boxing World Titles - On Saturday night, May 28th Britain's Ricky Burns made history with his win over Italy's Michele Di Rocco as the win gave the Scotsman a world title in a third weight class.

Di Rocco came out fast and more aggressive than expected, but the veteran Burns withstood the early storm and established his will. The end of the fight came in round eight after Burns had piled on the body shots throughout the middle rounds. The win puts Burns in lofty territory among Scottish boxers as he has previously held world titles at 130 and 14 pounds. The fight with Di Rocco was for the WBA's world title at 140 lbs. For the record, that is the belt Adrien Broner was stripped of when he failed to make weight against Ashley Theophane this past April

Check out highlights of Ricky Burns' win in this Boxing Channel highlight video.

Up next for Burns could be a re-match with Terence Crawford, the man who relieved him of his lightweight title and who has also since moved up to the 140 lb weight division. Crawfordwon the first fight in Burns hometown and likely it will be Burns travelling for any future outings, meaning his third title reign could be very short.
Bellew, Burns Capture Boxing World Titles
On Sunday night, Liverpool's Tony Bellew captured the vacant WBC cruiserweight world title with a third*round stoppage*victory over Ilunga Makabu. For Bellew, this was his first attempt at a world title in the cruiserweight division and his third attempt overall. Twice previously at light heavyweight he failed to win a world championship belt, but against Makabu, Bellew was not to be denied. Makabu had 18 knock wins in his 19 wins and was considered a very dangerous puncher.

The British Isles have crowned two new world title holders this past weekend, congratulations go out to Ricky Burns and Tony Bellew.