WATCH: Ryan Burnett Public Workout


Ryan Burnett [17(9)-0] returned to Belfast this morning ahead of his massive World title unification.

The IBF bantamweight champ puts his belt on the line against WBA titlist Zhanat Zhakiyanov [27(18)-1(0)] on Saturday October 21st at the SSE Odyssey Arena, live on Sky Sports and HBO.

Fight week properly kicked off this afternoon with the public workout which took place at Victoria Square Shopping Centre in Belfast city. A large crowd assembled around the ring, and the levels above it, as the undercard fighters and Zhakiyanov went through their paces before a large cheer for Antrim Road man Burnett.

The 25 year old went on the pads with coach Adam Booth before taking the mic and addressing the crowd.

Watch Ryan Burnett public workout below:

Video courtesy of IFL TV.

Fight week continues tomorrow at the Waterfront Hall with the final press conference for the fight.

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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