WATCH: Ryan Burnett finally receives his world title


At last, just short of six weeks after defeating Lee Haskins, IBF bantamweight champ Ryan Burnett [16(9)-0] finally has the belt to go with the title.

The Belfast boxer became Ireland’s only reigning world champion on June 10th following a dominant points win over previous champ Lee Haskins.

However, the Antrim Road man would have to wait until today to get his hands on his actual belt.

On the night when he defeated Haskins, the Bristolian gave Burnett a lend of his own belt for the post-fight festivities, with the Irishman returning the strap at the end of the night.

Burnett then used a replica belt for appearances in the weeks that followed before heading to Indonesia for a well-deserved holiday.

Promoter Eddie Hearn would receive the title from the IBF at the end of last month, but Burnett only returned to London recently and would quickly pick up his brand new red belt.

Watch Ryan Burnett receive his new world title below:


Video courtesy of Matchroom Boxing

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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