Hearn: Burnett hungry for more world titles

Fresh from his recent WBA and IBF bantamweight unification decision victory over Zhanat Zhakiyanov; Ryan Burnett is on the prowl for further success and the remaining champions in the division are firmly in his crosshairs for his next bout according to his promoter, Eddie Hearn.

“He has built a fortress here in Belfast,” Hearn explained after the unanimous decision verdict in favour of his fighter was announced. “He is the unified champion of the world and he’s done remarkably well.” Hearn continued to heap praise on Burnett after he outclassed Zhakiyanov to record the 18th consecutive victory of his career in his hometown of Belfast.

Hearn then shared his vision and where he intends to take Burnett next, post-fight. “We want to come back here in February or March and try and pick up the other belts in the division”, Hearn told Sky Sports.”You’ve got some great champs in the division, Jamie McDonnell is fighting Liborio Solis in Monaco in a few weeks, you’ve got Paul Butler watching this at home and also Zolani Tete who is a great champion” Hearn explained when evaluating the current crop of fighters and the landscape of the division at bantamweight.

Hearn explained though, that they are prepared for all comers in the division and revealed that it is Burnett’s aim to pick up every title in the division”The WBC is also vacant at the minute and Ryan wants to pick them all up. For now though, he deserves a lot of credit.” Hearn concluded.