This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 5 °C Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Burnett and Donaire safely under the bantamweight limit for tomorrow's world title clash

Belfast’s Ryan Burnett defends his world title against the former four-weight champion in Glasgow on Saturday.

WBA WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT champion Ryan Burnett and challenger Nonito Donaire, a four-weight world champion in his own right, have both made weight for tomorrow night’s World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) quarter-final at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena.

Ireland’s Burnett, 19-0 with nine knockouts, was the heavier of the pair by just under one-tenth of a pound, coming in at 117.5 lbs.

Donaire (38-5, 24KOs), who is moving down two divisions from featherweight and hasn’t fought at bantam in seven years, allayed fears that he’d struggle to squeeze back within the 118-pound limit, tipping the scales at 117.43.

The winner of tomorrow night’s encounter will face South Africa’s WBO world champion Zolani Tete in the semi-final of the prestigious competition, the overall winner of which will raise the Ali Trophy.

Should Burnett emerge victorious,

Burnett-Donaire will be streamed live on the World Boxing Super Series website tomorrow.

Subscribe to our new podcast, Heineken Rugby Weekly on The42, here:

‘Katie hasn’t seen the film. She says she looks forward to watching it when she retires’

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel