Burnett secures debut date

Former underage amateur stand out Ryan Burnett  will begin step one of what many predict will be a very successful journey in the paid ranks on April 21.

The Youth Olympic gold medallist will challenge a yet to be named opponent on the Anthony Crolla and Derry Matthews undercard in the Sports Centre, Oldham, Lancashire.

The Ricky Hatton trained and promoted Belfast youngster was granted his British Licence over the weekend and will begin trying to translate his amateur success in the professional game as early as next month.

Former Holy Family fighter signs pro terms with Hatton Promotions


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