Burnett: “I Have Achieved My Childhood Dream And Secured My Health!”

Ryan Burnett Decides to Hang Them Up!

Ryan Burnett
Ryan Burnett

Ryan Burnett calls it quits due to injuries!

In a shocker, former unified super bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett has announced his retirement.

At 27, this comes as a huge surprise as he’s coming off a stoppage victory over Jelbirt Gomera back on May 17. Before this, he signed a lucrative deal with Top Rank to revitalize his career and put himself back on the path to becoming a champion again.

That win comes after his unfortunate loss against Nonito Donaire in the WBSS first round defeat. Apparently, he would suffer a slipped disc in that bout. This caused him to take a knee and retire at the end of the round.

Burnett gave a statement revealing that injuries were the culprit in this decision.

“Although my retirement is through injuries, 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 MTK Global and Top Rank, Sky Sports and Matchroom Boxing for providing me the opportunity to fulfill my potential as a fighter.”

While his career was cut short after six years, he still accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. He entered the championship level with a win over Lee Haskins back in 2015. There, he would win the IBF super bantamweight title by a dominant unanimous decision.

He followed up that victory by unifying his IBF title against Zhanat Zhakiyanov for his WBA title. He would go on to make his third consecutive title defense against Yonfrez Parejo, scoring yet another unanimous decision victory.

Burnett finishes his career with a record of 20-1, 10 KOs.

We here at 3kingsboxing.com would like to extend our well wishes and happy retirement to Ryan Burnett.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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