LIVE UPDATES: Ryan Burnett v Zhanat Zhakiyanov + Undercard

Tonight’s the big one.

Ryan Burnett hopes to become Ireland’s second ever unified champion in the first ever unification bout to take place on these shores.

The Belfast bantam puts his IBF belt on the line against WBA champ Zhanat Zhakiyanov at the SSE Odyssey Arena.

Featuring a packed undercard full of Irish talent, it’s one of the biggest – and there is coverage live on the Sky Sports Facebook page and on both Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action. and the assembled Irish boxing media will be in the arena tonight and we will be providing live text updates below.

If you are at the show tonight – or indeed watching along at home – get involved by including #BurnettZhakiyanov in your tweets.


Joe O'Neill

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