Burnett: We will see where I am at after this tough test

THE Odyssey Arena won’t be the only venue hosting talent Belfast punchers fights this coming weekend, as Ryan Burnett trades leather in England.

The Olympic Youth gold medal winner fights for the seventh time as a pro in Ice Sheffield on Friday night.

Burnett, who has two impressive knock wins since joining forces with Adam Booth, takes a step up in class and will test himself against Isaac Owusu over six rounds.

The Ghanaian boasts 23 career wins, 18 by way of knock out, from 30 fights and Burnett claims he provides some what of an acid test.

“Owusu will be my toughest professional fight to date and it will let us see where we are,” the 22 year old told the Belfast Newsletter.

“I would love a title shot before the end of the year but I leave all that to Adam, he knows what he is doing,” said Burnett.

Burnett has been preparing for the bout in Monte Carlo alongside Limerick’s World champion Andy Lee and claims he has benefited from working alongside the WBO middleweight belt holder.

“All the training and hardwork is done and I am looking forward to Friday night. I have been training in Monaco, Monte Carlo and other places and I am getting brilliant sparring with the likes of WBO World champ Andy Lee.


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