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.
📸 Lawrence Lustig pic.twitter.com/MK6wax9ukR
— Jamie Sanigar (@JamieSanigar) June 11, 2017
Burnett then used a replica belt for appearances in the weeks that followed before heading to Indonesia for a well-deserved holiday.
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) June 27, 2017
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.
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) June 28, 2017
Watch Ryan Burnett receive his new world title below:
📦 Delivery for the IBF World Bantamweight Champion @ryanburnett01!
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) July 20, 2017
Video courtesy of Matchroom Boxing