Talented Burnett ready to make return to old hunting grounds

Ryan Burnett
Ryan Burnett

Ryan Burnett will strut his stuff at the National Stadium on February 15 as the Ricky Hatton trained boxer looks to take another step up the professional ladder.

Burnett was a stand-out amatuer and a gold medal at the junior Olympics showed the potential that he has in his armoury.

Burnett - who lives and trains with former World champion Hatton in Manchester - will be looking to pick-up the fifth win of his pro career.

And Burnett says he is looking forward to going back to an old hunting ground.

“I have fought there loads of times and I enjoy fighting there. With a good crowd the atmosphere is great. I’m looking forward to it.”

And Burnett says he wants to fight in Belfast as often as possible.

“The atmosphere at the last Carl Frampton fight in Belfast was out of this world.

“I would like all my fights to be in Belfast because it’s home and the size of the crowds. My aim is to get to 10 fights unbeaten and then target a title.

“So far, so good and I am training hard and I will be ready for February 15.”

Also on the bill Belfast’s Luke Wilton and Paddy Gallagher will also be in action.

Witon will be looking to get another win on his record as he attempts to get another shot at the British title in the coming months.