Eddie Hearn did battle with Scott Quigg and Joe Gallagher for the Public Enemy Number 1 accolade when he came to Belfast on the Frampton versus Quigg tour last Wednesday.
However, the Irish fight fans that jeered the promoter will cheering for one of the Matchroom bosses’s fighters come February 27th.
Hearn confirmed to Irish-boxing.com that Beflast prospect and new British Champion Ryan Burnett will appear on the undercard of the massive world title fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg in the Manchester Arena.
Burnett, who beat Jason Booth over 12 rounds to claim the British bantamweight title on Saturday, will add further Irish and Belfast interest to the card.
Cyclone’s Belfast punchers Marco McCullough and Anthony Cacace are also muted to appear on the card, while Dublin’s Luke Keeler will be hoping to make an appearance, but Burnett is the only other fighter currently confirmed on the bill.
And, once February is done with, Hearn revealed he wants to build the Adam Booth-trained former amateur stand out in Belfast.
“I am going to box Ryan Burnett on this card, February 27. It just makes sense and then I want to bring him to Belfast at the end of April. Outside of probably Leeds, Belfast is by far the best atmosphere around,” Hearn told Irish-boxing.com.
“As a promoter I miss coming to Belfast. I miss the passion the fans bring and for that reason I want to comeback. I now have an excuse to do it with Ryan (Burnett) and I am excited. I will be back in April with Ryan.”
“I know Ryan Burnett is the real deal. I know he is a future World champion and people say ‘you could build him in Belfast,’ correct the key is ‘build’. I am not saying we are going to come to the Odyssey and do 9000, but there is definitely an appetite to return with big time boxing to Belfast.”