Former WBC/IBF Bantamweight Champion 🇬🇧Ryan Burnett (20-1-0, 10KO👊) today has officially closed the book to his career at the young age of 27, citing complications from injuries compiled on top of his torn muscle fiber injury in his right oblique area suffered during his match-up against ♛🇵🇭Nonito Donaire last November in 2018, suffering the cruel fate of having to pull out of the World Boxing Super Series tournament after the 4th round of his contest due to the severity of the pain caused by the injury.
Burnett in June of 2017 won his first Title after out-dueling 🇬🇧Lee Haskins to take his IBF crown. Immediately following, Burnett fought a Title unification fight with WBC Champion 🇰🇿Zhanat Zhakiyanov, and dominated Zhakiyanov to unify the WBC and IBF Titles. His final fight was at Super-Bantamweight against 🇵🇭Jeibert Gomera in May earlier this year, defeating him via TKO victory. Upon his glory achieved in a short snapshot of time, he seems content with what he had accomplished in his career.
“Although my retirement is forced through injuries, I carry a heart full of satisfaction and gratitude. I have achieved my childhood dream and secured my future health, which is something no amount of money or titles can provide. I would like to thank everyone at [management company] MTK, Top Rank, Sky Sports and Matchroom for providing me the opportunity to fulfill my potential as a fighter.” – Ryan Burnett