Ryan Burnett looking to take Belfast by storm in coming months

Ryan Burnett wants to have big fight nights in Belfast
Ryan Burnett wants to have big fight nights in Belfast

Ryan Burnett is on the verge of something special after signing a promotional deal with Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn.

The Belfast bantamweight now has the power of Matchroom and Sky Sports behind him - and he also has the street wise Adam Booth in his corner.

Burnett was always tipped to make a huge impression when he turned professional and after 11 wins on the bounce, he is living up to all the hype.

And Burnett has always talked about his admiration for IBF World champion Carl Frampton and he says he would love to emulate ‘The Jackal’ and have massive fights in Belfast.

“One hundred percent. At the moment Belfast boxing is flying from the amateurs to the professionals.

“Belfast is such a boxing city and the whole place is buzzing.

“My goal in the near future is to have my own show in Belfast. I want to put on big shows there.

“I look up to Carl Frampton and I have seen what Carl has done and I have said many times before ‘if Carl can do it, then I can do it.’

“And my aim is to put on a big shows, just the way Carl put on big shows and get the fans behind me the way Carl did and I believe I am very capable of doing that.

“I really believe in my ability to do something like that and I believe I have the right team behind me - so why not?”

Burnett also believes he is with the right trainer in Booth.

“I do the fighting and the training and Adam does the business side of things.

“He tells me to stay in the ring and train and that is what I do.

“Adam has taught me so many things inside the ring and outside.

“It was the right move for me to join Adam and I am reaping the rewards from that,” he added.

And the Belfast fighter believes Hearn will also take his career to the next level.

“Eddie is the main man and he is the man that can open up the doors and that is what I wanted.

“I have served my apprenticeship and now I want to step-up and I plan to have a massive 2016.

“And who is better at opening up doors - than Eddie?”

And Burnett says he is delighted that the likes of Frampton, Jamie Conlan, Tommy McCarthy and others are doing well.

“It’s a big boxing family in Belfast and it’s only a small city and we are a close group and we all want each other to do well,” he added.