Ryan Burnett stops Robert Kanalas

Ireland’s rising bantamweight star, Ryan Burnett (11W- 9KOs – 0L) won the vacant WBO European Bantamweight Title with a 2nd round TKO win against Robert Kanalas from Hungary yesterday evening at the Manchester Arena, England.

The talented 23 year old showed his growing maturity in the ring and patiently walked his opponent down in the second round before unleashing a powerful right hook to send the Hungarian fighter reeling to the canvas. After two further visits to the ring cloth in the round by Kanalas the referee waved the fight over.

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Ryan Burnett Inspired By Carl Frampton

P1020209RYAN BURNETT says he’s going to follow the blueprint set by fellow Belfast-native Carl Frampton in his attempts to get to the top.

The pair trained together under the legendary Gerry Storey at the Holy Family Golden Gloves Boxing Club as amateurs and have remained firm friends.

Frampton now sits on the verge of world title shot despite having only 16 pro fights, and Burnett sees no reason why he can’t follow The Jackal’s lead.

“Carl Frampton is a big inspiration to me because I used to train with him and I’ve seen how he’s got so far so quickly,” Ryan, 21, said.

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