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Burnett vs. Zhakiyanov Set For 21st October

Burnett vs. Zhakiyanov Set For 21st October

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IBF Bantamweight Champion Ryan Burnett will face WBA Bantamweight Champion Zhanat Zhakiyanov in a massive unification bout for the Bantamweight division at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Saturday 21st October, live on Sky Sports.

The undefeated Burnett (17-0) will return to his hometown to make his first title defense after defeating Lee Haskins to capture the IBF title in June at the SSE Arena.The Northern Irishman dropped Haskins in the sixth and eleventh rounds en route to winning a split decision. Zhakiyanov (27-1) is no stranger to challenging a champion on his home turf, The Kazakh fighter defeated Rau’shee Warren via split decision in his hometown of Ohio, USA to become the undisputed WBA Bantamweight in February.

Perry McMahon

Perry McMahon is the founder of UK Fight Site.com

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