The talented bantamweight, who won the IBF crown on Saturday against Lee Haskins, has not had a ‘ring name’ as he rose through the ranks, with ‘The Piranha’ – as suggested by The Irish Sun’s Kevin Byrne – being perhaps the closest.
However a war wound sustained on Saturday night against the wily Lee Haskins seems to have given Burnett an idea.
The Antrim Road 25 year old suffered a long gash on his forehead in the second round – a cut which Ian Johnson in the corner did well to keep under control for the remaining ten rounds.
Two days on from the fight, Burnett is left with a lovely red belt, a couple of dozen stitches, and seemingly a new nickname.
Tonight the Irishman posted the following photo on social media noting his similarity to Harry Potter.
Ryan ‘the wizard’ Burnett.
— Ryan Burnett (@ryanburnett01) June 12, 2017
‘The Wizard’ also happens to be the nickname of Dublin light welter Jake Hanney [5(4)-1(1)], but we’re sure he wont mind.
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)
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