WATCH: Ryan Burnett v Zhanat Zhakiyanov – FULL FIGHT
Ryan Burnett [18(9)-0] unified bantamweight world titles last night in Belfast.
The IBF champion defeated WBA titlist Zhanat Zhakiyanov after 12 gruelling rounds at the SSE Odyssey Arena.
A hard-fought bout, Burnett was able to cope with the physicality of the Kazakh and scored well with classy, sharp shots from the outside to take a unanimous decision win.
The engine of Zhakiyanov had been a worry – however it was Burnett who finished the stronger and rounded off a points win.
Watch Ryan Burnett v Zhanat Zhakiyanov in full below: