Newly crowned IBF bantamweight champion of the world Ryan Burnett looks back on a special evening in Belfast.
This past weekend Belfast celebrated it’s newest world champion in the form of Ryan Burnett beating previous title holder Lee Haskins at the Odyssey Arena.
Burnett proved himself a world class operator on the night in a special performance that saw him win a split decision.
It should have been a unanimous decision however due to an incorrect, bizarre scorecard that gave the fight to Haskins by one of the judges.
Alas, Burnett is not harping on that. He’s rightfully basking in the glory of a remarkable achievement and culmination of years of work.
However he’s not sitting on his laurels, not by a long shot:
“The work starts now though. There’s plenty more to come from me. I think that I’ll hit my peak at 27 or 28, especially with a guy like Adam Booth in my corner, he’s a master of the sport and he knows the game inside out.”
“Every day he teaches me so much. So I am a world champion but there’s so much for me to learn and develop, it’s really exciting.”
Plenty of options exist out there for Burnett now.
Still only 25 and with a record of 17-0 (9KO), the future is undeniably bright for this talent new world champion.
In case you missed the fight at the weekend check it out here on Daveyboy Esses (hat tip) YouTube: