Burnett-Donaire, Taylor-Martin - WBSS Eyeing UK Doubleheader

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." 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 09-07-2018

[QUOTE=FLEX U.K;19078692]I was at the Davies fight as well, was a good night,think Taylor will do well,he draws a good crowd in Glasgow, especially seeing as he's from Edinburgh,he'll struggle to beat Burns v Mitchell tough, best atmosphere I've witnessed…

Comment by jas on 09-07-2018

Burnett donaire very competitive fight imo

Comment by FLEX U.K on 09-07-2018

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;19075163]I went to the Davies fight at the Braehead which was a crazy atmosphere and also the Postol fight last time out at the Hydro, had a great time at both.[/QUOTE] I was at the Davies fight as well, was…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 09-06-2018

[QUOTE=FLEX U.K;19073794]You'll be welcomed with open arms! There's nothing quite like a big fight night in Glasgow, we produce a cracking atmosphere at any event[/QUOTE] I went to the Davies fight at the Braehead which was a crazy atmosphere and…

Comment by Corelone on 09-06-2018

Let's call this the UK invitational for short. All this talk about fighting in Russia, that mysteriously falls through. Maybe because nobody knows these guys in Russia, so they'll fight in the back yard. What a suprise.

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