The 24-year-old, Adam Booth-trained prospect has already racked up an impressive 14 straight wins, with 9 knock outs. The rising Belfast bantamweight has been nominated for the Young Boxer of the Year Award by the British Boxing Board of Control. During the time-period considered the 24 year old has won four fights including knocking out Robert Kanales to win the WBO European title, outpointing Jason Booth to win the British title and outpointing Anthony Settoul on the Frampton-Quigg undercard to win the WBC International title. The Matchroom-promoted Belfast star is thought to be close to a 118lbs World title shot.
Burnett was born in Belfast, with an interest in boxing from as young as four years of age, Burnett began training at Belfast’s Kronk Gym before moving to Gerry Storey’s Holy Family Boxing Club. While rising to number one in the AIBA World Youth amateur rankings, Burnett amassed a record of 94 wins and 4 losses. He claims to still “dispute most of them losses”. Burnett won seven All Ireland titles and four Ulster titles in that time, along with several multi-nations tournament medals. The highlights of his amateur career however, were his silver and gold medal wins, in the World Youth Championships and the Olympic Youth Games respectively.
This Saturday see the opportunity to Ryan Burnett to continue his journey to become the world champion and join the list of great world champions from Northern Ireland.
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) October 10, 2016
Local accommodation providers Apple Apartment Belfast are delighted to announce the sponsorship of Ryan Burnett for the forthcoming year. Apple Apartments will be the official accommodation partner for the unbeaten Belfast star.
Managing Director Tom Smyth was quoted ‘In keeping with Apple Apartments reputation for excellence in Northern Ireland we wished to be involved with a sport personality who too is striving for perfection in their field and we see Ryan as being the best candidate’