Ryan Burnett to have Civic Reception in Belfast – Get Tickets


Forget a Hallowe’en party Belfast will have a Ryan Burnett party on Monday.

A special celebration will take place for the bantamweight who unified titles by defeating former stable mate Zhanat Zhakiyanov at the SSE Arena on Saturday night.

The win, which saw Burnett become just the second Irish boxer to ever become unified world champion – the first was former Holy Family gym mate Carl Frampton- will be recognised at Belfast City Hall.

The celebration will be hosted by Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister, will run from 1-2pm in the Great Hall at Belfast City Hall, and will also feature local talents James Tennyson and Paul Hyland.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Nuala McAllister, said: “Belfast wants to pay tribute to a boxer who has shown amazing fortitude, strength and determination to reach his lifetime goal of becoming a world champion.”

“Ryan is yet another fantastic role model for his sport and shows what can be achieved through hard work and focus.”

“North Belfast, and the whole of the city, is buzzing with his win. I’ve seen so many people get out of their cars and shops to shake his hand and offer congratulations: everyone is so delighted for him. What an achievement!”

“Ryan will join an elite list of world champion sporting ambassadors of my home city and at Monday’s event, people can pay their own well-deserved tribute to a true son of Belfast.”

Tickets for the event are free and available here.

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