Belfast Telegraph

Belfast to honour double world boxing champion Ryan Burnett

A homecoming celebration for boxer Ryan Burnett will take place at Belfast City Hall on Monday, October 30.

Burnett chalked up victory over Zhanat Zhakiyano to become the first Northern Ireland boxer to win a unified world bantamweight championship.

The event will be hosted by Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister and will run from 1pm – 2pm in the Great Hall, inside Belfast City Hall.

Mark Dunlop, from Burnett’s lmanagement team, said: “What Ryan has achieved in just 18 fights, and at the age of 25, is phenomenal.  His unified world championship achievement really shows what a special talent he is and we know that by this time next year Ryan Burnett will be a global boxing superstar.”

Free tickets can be booked via the Visit Belfast website

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