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WATCH LIVE: Ryan Burnett v Nonito Donaire

Ryan Burnett [19(9)-0] looks to set a course for glory tonight in Glasgow.

The Belfast bantamweight defends his WBA title at the SSE Hydro in the World Boxing Super Series where he takes on Filipino legend Nonito Donaire [38(24)-5(1)].

The WBSS quarter-final is the final fight of the opening stage and tonight’s winner in Scotland will progress to a semi-final unification with WBO champ Zolani Tete of South Africa.

The #1 seed, Burnett chose Donaire as his opponent at the Draft Gala in Moscow during the summer and, after doubts the Asian would be able to drop two classes from featherweight, both fighters came half a pound under the 118lbs limit at the weigh-in yesterday.

The clash, which was unable to take place in Belfast due to a lack of available venues, is a co-feature with the WBSS light welter quarter-final between Edinburgh’s Josh Taylor and American Ryan Martin.

Burnett is due into the ring at 9:00pm (Irish time)

With no UK and Ireland broadcaster, tonight’s fights will thankfully be streamed live for free online.

Watch Ryan Burnett v Nonito Donaire below:


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie