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Burnett:I don’t care which Jason I have to face I’ll be ready for British title fight

IT doesn’t matter if its Jason Booth, Jason Cunningham or even Jason from the Friday 13 films Ryan Burnett will be ready when his British bantamweight Title shot comes around.

The British Boxing Board of Control had ordered Commonwealth champion Cunningham and Ā Burnett to do battle for the prestigious strap before November was out.

However, the 26 year old southpaw doesn’t seem overly keen on facing one of Ireland’s hottest prospects, which could pave the way for veteran Jason Booth to have another crack at the Lonsdale belt.

Belfast’s Burnett, 23,(10-0) isn’t too bothered about which Jason he has to face, warning he will be prepared and as result victorious on the night.

“It has to happen before November. I was meant to fight Cunnigham, but it could be Jason Booth now. I am not to sure, but I know I have to keep myself right. I know I will be fighting for the British Title and I know no matter who I am fighting I will be ready for it,” Burnett said in London yesterday.

Some Irish fans had hoped their was a way to get the British Title shot on the undercard of Burnett’s stable mate Andy Lee’s World title defence set for in September.

It seem’s Thomond won’t play host to a British title fight but it could play host to a warm up fight for Burnett.

“Adam knows what he is doing. He has been in the game so long and there is talk of me being on the undercard of Andy’s fight. If Adam thinks that it is right to fight on that card I have no doubt in my mind it is right.

“It is a massive massive show and to make it even better it is in Ireland. I fought all over the world as amateur and as professional I fought in New York and a few places outside Ireland, but fighting in Ireland it is just a different buzz . The Irish love a fight and they bring a different level of atmosphere.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years