The Boxing World Reacts To Ryan Burnett Unification World Title Win

The Ryan Burnett unification win was the first to ever happen in world championship boxing on the island of Ireland.

A massive achievement – that was complimented by an excellent fight from start to finish to boot.

Hometown Belfast native Burnett scored a unanimous points decision over the incredibly tough and game Zhanat Zhakiyanov, who travelled over from Manchester and was trained under former Burnett trainer, Ricky Hatton.

After the fight Hatton himself admitted he thought Burnett did enough to win the fight but did not agree with some of the wideness on the scorecards.

The victory saw Burnett capture the IBF and WBA (super) world bantamweight titles and improve his pro record in boxing to 18-0-9KO.

Following the fight in Belfast, here’s some of what the boxing world have been saying so far:

No doubt big things are in store next up for Burnett. A 25 year old fighter whom his trainer Adam Booth has said is the most talented he has ever trained.

And that’s saying something, surely. Considering Booth has trained the likes of David Haye, Andy Lee and George Groves to name a few over the years.