All you need to know about Ryan Burnett's opponent Yonfrez Parejo on Joshua v Parker undercard
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.
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All you need to know about Ryan Burnett's opponent Yonfrez Parejo
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.”
Belfast Telegraph Digital