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All you need to know about Ryan Burnett's opponent Yonfrez Parejo on Joshua v Parker undercard

By Gareth Hanna

Belfast boxer Ryan Burnett will return to the ring on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's mega-fight with Joseph Parker on March 31.

The card at Cardiff's Principality Stadium (formerly known as the Millennium Stadium) will attract a crowd of around 78,000 and will see Burnett defend his WBA Super Bantamweight crown against mandatory challenger Yonfrez Perejo.

All you need to know about Ryan Burnett's opponent Yonfrez Parejo

Age: 31

Nationality: Venezuelan

Nickname: El Verdugo (The Executioner)

Record: 21 wins (10 KOs) / 2 defeats (1 KO) / 1 draw

Current winning streak: Parejo has won his last four bouts since losing his interim WBA World Bantamweight title (which he had held for 15 months after beating Luis Hinojosa) to a certain Zhanat Zhakiyanov. Zhakiyanov would go on to take the main belt before losing it to Burnett in October.

Last fight: Beat Elkin Rosario by KO in Medellin, Colombia in September. That was his first KO since August 2015 and is a reminder that he still packs a powerful punch.

Current belt: WBA Fedecaribe Super Bantamweight

Previous titles: Interim WBA World Bantamweight, WBA International Bantamweight, WBA Fedelatin Bantamweight, WBA Fedebol Bantamweight

What Ryan Burnett has said about him: “I expect a tough fight against Parejo, our styles should gel for a great fight and I'm looking forward to making another statement on March 31.”

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