WATCH: New Matchroom Ryan Burnett v Zhanat Zhakiyanov Promo


Six weeks from today Irish boxing returns to the SSE Odyssey Arena.

The Sky Sports cameras are back in Belfast for Ryan Burnett‘s first world title defence – which also happens to be a unification.

Saturday October 21st is the unmissable date when the Antrim Road man takes on former training partner Zhanat Zhakiyanov in an IBF-WBA bantamweight unification as Burnett’s star continues to rise.

Today Matchroom released a short promo video for the fight, featuring interviews with Burnett and promoter Eddie Hearn, interspersed with clips of the 25 year old around Belfast.

Watch: Ryan Burnett v Zhanat Zhakiyanov Promo below:

The Ryan Burnett v Zhanat Zhakiyanov undercard features Paul Hyland v Stephen Ormond, Tyrone McKenna v Tommy Coyle, James Tennyson v Darren Traynor, Feargal McCrory, Tommy McCarthy, Jay Byrne, Joe Fitzpatrick, and Josh Kelly, with more still to be announced.

Tickets for the night cost £30, £40, £60, £100, £150 (VIP), and are available from the boxers involved or through HERE

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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