Burnett Sharp in Belfast Return

Ryan Burnett (20-1-0, 10KO) made a successful return to the ring, showing no signs of lingering issues with his previously injured back Friday night at Ulster Hall in Belfast against Jelbrit Gomera (14-6-0, 7KO).

Burnett looked sharp from the jump, landing hard right hands as he coasted around Gomera, who showed a desire to fight in the early rounds but had little to no answers.

The body shots Burnett was delivering were putting a hurt on Gomera. He let referee John Latham know by complaining of low blows enough that in the sixth round, Latham deducted a point from Burnett.

Not long after, with his frustration with the fight reaching it’s peak, Gomera attempted to play up another body shot as foul and turned his back as he doubled over. It didn’t fly with the referee as he immediately waved off the contest, giving Burnett the sixth round TKO win.

With the tune up complete we’ll see what Burnett’s next move will be. There will be options as he can operate at either 118 or 122. The man he suffered his injury against, Nonito Donaire, was in attendance and the desire for a rematch was expressed, but fights with Naoya Inoue or Zolani Tete could also be a possibility.

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