Former world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett (20-1, 10 KOs) announced his retirement at the age of 27. In June 2017 the Irishman became the IBF belt holder, and then unified WBA title.
A live broadcast of the boxing evening from Glasgow, in the main events of which in the two quarterfinals of the second season of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) WBA lightweight champion Ryan Burnett (19-0, 9 KOs) will defend his title against the legendary Filipino Nonito Donaire (38-5, 24 KOs). In the second one the owner of the WBC silver super lightweight title Josh Taylor (13-0, 11 KOs) will meet unbeaten Ryan Martin (22-0, 12 KOs).
Unbeaten IBF #10 bantamweight Ryan Burnett (17-0, 9 KOs) seized the IBF bantamweight world title from reigning IBF champion Lee Haskins (34-4, 14 KOs) via twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Burnett took the fight to Haskins, who was never really in the fight. Burnett scored knockdowns in round six and again in round eleven. Scores were 119-107, 119-107 for Burnett, while an astounding 118-108 card for Haskins was turned in by judge Clark Sammartino, who likely was confused about which fighter was which!