Burnett ready to show New York new Irish star as he fights on Lee undercard

RYAN Burnett goes from watching fight ‘super stars’ trade leather on the box to boxing alongside them on the biggest fight card the World has to offer this weekend.

Burnett, a talented bantamweight prospect who most predict is on his own path to stardom, makes his American debut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on the undercard of stable mate Andy Lee’s WBO middleweight title defence against Peter Quillin and the eagerly anticipated Danny Garcia vs Lamont Peterson clash.

The 22 year old, who will be looking to push his record 9-0, doesn’t just feel excited by the chance to grab the attention of American fight fans, promoters and press he feel’s ‘amazing’ and indeed ‘blessed’ to be afforded such an opportunity.

“It feels amazing fighting on the type of card I have  watched superstars fight on. Now I’m getting a chance to fight in the same ring as some of these fighters,” Burnett told Irish-boxing.com from New York.

“I really feel blessed. The build up has been great not just in fight week here in American, but being in camp with a World champion, knowing I’m on the same card as him,” he added before expressing a desire to impress.

“There will be plenty of eyes watching so I’ll bring the best Ryan Burnett to the ring Saturday, just like I plan to do in every fight.”
Burnett has been working alongside Andy Lee and trainer Adam Booth in Monaco ahead of this ninth pro fight. The Belfast puncher told Irish-boxing.com the Limerick man is in great shape and predicts a late stoppage win for the champion.

“Andy is looking great. He’s on weight, looking very sharp on the pads, I can see a late stoppage by Andy.”


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