Date: 30th March 2018 at 12:00pm
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The chief support fight on the huge promotion at the Principality Stadium, in Cardiff, this Saturday, features Ryan Burnett.

Burnett will be making a defence of his WBA bantamweight title against the Venezuelan fighter, Yonfrez Parejo.

The Belfast fighter has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame, having captured the WBA version of the title by beating the Kazakhstan fighter Zhanat Zhakiyanov, in October 2016, making it win number 18 in 18 fights as a professional.

Burnett?s opponent on Saturday night, Yonfrez Parejo, has also fought Zhakiyanov but was beaten in a contest that was declared a split decision.

The fight, in Cardiff, threatens to be a close affair which could prove to be Burnett?s toughest fighter of his career.

However, the Belfast fighter is confident it will be an occasion he can handle, remarking to the media, at his pre-fight press conference,

‘I’ve got a great game-plan.

‘His style suits my style perfectly.’


Burnett is also sure he can handle taking centre-stage in front of such an enormous crowd, further adding,

‘It’s a great opportunity for me to be on one before the main event.

?There is going to be 75,000 people in the stadium at that point.

?I was at the Joshua v Carlos Takam fight and I experienced what it was like looking at 80,000 people.

‘Now I am blessed to be part of this and I just can’t wait for it to happen now. All my preparations have gone perfectly and everything is bang on track.’


Here at Vital Boxing, we?re taking Burnett to take the verdict on points, how about you?

 

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