Booth: Burnett won’t be a World champ he will be a great World champion

Ryan Burnett is on course to be a boxing great, according to respected trainer Adam Booth.

The 23 year old bantamweight has impressed working his way to 13-0 picking up the WBO European, British and most recently WBC International title along the way.

The Belfast puncher, who is just one fight away from taking on top ten ranked opposition according to his coach, has been backed by Irish fight fans and media to progress to World level and is seen as a World title hope.

However, Booth, who looks after Andy Lee and was in the corner of David Haye for most of his career, believes winning a World title is the minimum the former underage amateur standout will achieve.

Indeed, the London based trainer claims Burnett will go on to become a great champion.

“He is a great talent and we often speak about people potentially being world champions one day but I don’t just think he will be a world champion, I think he will be a great world champion and one that will hold onto the title for a considerable amount of time.”

With Matchroom in his corner Burnett has the promotional backing that will enable him to achieve his dream, but he will be disappointed a proposed April 30 home coming has been canceled by Eddie Hearn and co.

However, it does give him the opportunity to build further momentum and exposure before bringing the Sky camera’s to his home town.



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