By Elliot Foster
Ryan Burnett is likely to have his next fight away from Belfast.
The WBA Super world bantamweight champion will come up against Nonito Donaire in the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final.
Burnett, a previous owner of the IBF belt which is now held by fellow tournament participant Emmanuel Rodriguez, was pitted against the Filipino at the gala draw in Moscow, Russia in July.
Initially, it was indicated that the fight would take place at the end of this month at the SSE Arena in Burnett's home city.
But Boxing Scene understands that the Comosa AG group, which heads the WBSS, is planning a UK doubleheader.
Josh Taylor, the WBC super-lightweight number one contender, will face undefeated American Ryan Martin in his quarter-final of the multi-million-dollar tournament, with the fight likely to take place on November 3 at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
Burnett and Taylor have shared a card before, with both appearing in support slots on the Carl Frampton vs. Scott Quigg pay-per-view super bantamweight unification showdown in Manchester back in February 2016.
Though the date and venue for the doubleheader have been rumoured, there has been no official confirmation at this stage and further details are expected to be revealed in due course.
IN OTHER NEWS: Birmingham’s 10-0-1-(KO5) featherweight Raza Hamza is among a quintet of new signings for leading boxing management company MTK Global.
The 26-year-old Hamza is relishing the opportunity to chase titles and joins newly-turned professionals Alex Bellingham, Jamal Akay, James Hawley and Jacob Lovell in committing to MTK Global.
Hamza said: “MTK Global is the best management company in the world. I saw how quickly they move their fighters and the level of fights they’re making for them.
“I’m glad to be a part of Team MTK Global and I can’t wait to see what the next few years hold for myself now I’ve joined them.
“I feel like I’m capable of challenging anyone at either domestic or world level. I’ve already sparred some of the pound-for-pound best and I held my own."