Date: 10th June 2017 at 11:11am
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Tonight, at the SSE Arena, in Belfast, Ryan Burnett has the opportunity to write his name in the boxing history books.

The unbeaten bantamweight is challenging Lee Haskins for his IBF world title in front of legions of his own fans.

Twenty-five-year-old Ryan, who has a record that reads 16-0, is confident that he will leave the ring, on Saturday night, as the new champion of the world, remarking ahead of the fight,

‘I firmly believe that Belfast will have a new world champion on Saturday.

‘I’m fighting a very, very good world champion, so that’s going to make the night even sweeter for me.’

‘It’s a dream of mine to get back to Belfast and fight here, and for a world title.

‘Every single night when I’m lying in bed I’m thinking about the belt, about winning, how I’m doing it, how it’s going to feel. I’ve thought about it over and over, seen it clearly over and over.

‘To win I’m going to have to be at my very, very best. I know exactly the man standing in front of me on the night.

‘You can’t dress it up – he’s a great champion and been beaten once in nine years, which speaks volumes.’

Can Ryan extend his unbeaten record to seventeen and become a world champion?

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