Burnett to get slot in lucrative Super Series
Ryan Burnett is expected to be part of the new World Boxing Super Series which is being announced in London today.
The WBA bantamweight champion will be one of eight fighters in the lucrative elimination tournament, which has quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final over an 18-month period.
The line-up should also include his South African rival, the WBO champion Zolani Tete and the exciting new IBF champion Emmanuel Rodriguez, who lifted the belt once held by Burnett at the weekend when punishing Paul Butler for 12 rounds.
A press conference is scheduled for today where the three will be announced alongside five of the participants in the light welterweight tournament - WBA champ Kiryl Relikh, WBA mandatory and former IBF champ Eduard Troyanovsky, Regis Prograis, and upcoming IBF vacant title contestants Anthony Yigit and Ivan Baranchyk.
Japanese star Naoya Inoue has also stated his intention to participate, however, he must first deal with WBA regular title challenger Jamie McDonnell on May 25.