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BELFAST’S Ryan Burnett is ready to become a star of Irish boxing indicates coach and manager Adam Booth.
The undefeated Belfast prospect pushed his record to 10-0 on July 4 and will fight Cunningham for the British bantamweight title in his next bout.
Booth, who also works with Limerick’s WBO World middleweight champion Andy Lee, believes the Youth Olympic has all the attributes to go to the top.
Indeed the London coach would be disappointed if the popular former underage amateur standout wasn’t topping bills in Belfast this time next year.
“Ryan is freakishly quick, very very strong, very clever and cunning for such a young fighter,” Booth told IFL TV.
“It’s just about encouraging little elements in him as a person and a fighter to keep him going on. I have so much conviction in what he can achieve that I am really excited about the journey ahead.
“It won’t be long before he is a 12 round championship fighter. He is from Belfast and if that is going to happen (Burnett topping bills) I would be extremely disappoint if that wasn’t within the year.”