Burnett to make pro debut in Liverpool

Belfast bantamweight Ryan Burnett will make his pro debut on May 24 at Liverpool’s Olympia in a co-promotion between Ricky Hatton and Steve Wood’s VIP Promotions.

The 20yo Irish prospect told DAILY SPORT boxing””I can’t wait. I’ve been looking forward to this for 12 months and now it’s finally here. I’m counting down the minutes”

As an amateur, Ryan won 94 of 98 bouts, picking up seven All-Ireland titles, six Antrim titles, four Ulster titles and a gold medal at the Youth Olympics.

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