Burnett vs Gomera : Today at Ulster Hall in Belfast streaming live on ESPN+ at 3:00 pm ET, former bantamweight titleholder Ryan Burnett makes his return to action in the main event against Jelbirt Gomera.
Burnett vs Gomera
Date : Friday, May 17, 2019
Start Time : Live
Burnett (19-1, 9 KO) broke out big in 2017, beating Lee Haskins for the IBF bantamweight title and then unifying with the WBA belt by defeating Zhanat Zhakiyanov. After a defense against Yonfrez Parejo in March 2018, he entered the World Boxing Super Series.
But last November in Glasgow while facing Nonito Donaire in the opening round of the tournament, Burnett suffered a back injury, had to retire from the fight, and left the ring on a stretcher. Today, he makes his return, this fight a 10-rounder at super bantamweight.
Gomera (14-5, 7 KO) is a pretty soft opponent, but that’s fair enough given the situation. The Filipino southpaw is 2-4 in his last six, losing to the likes of Hidenori Otake and Can Xu, but also to fighters who came in with records of 9-5-3 and 11-16-1.
Former unified bantamweight world champion Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs) will battle Jelbirt Gomera (14-5, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBC International super bantamweight title tonight at Ulster Hall in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Burnett-Gomera card will stream live on ESPN+ starting around 3PM ET, noon PT. Burnett vs Gomera
Burnett recently signed a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank and will now be competing at super bantamweight after suffering his first pro defeat last November when he tore his oblique against Nonito Donaire and was forced to retire on his stool following the fourth round.
Knockout artist Lewis Crocker has revealed he got some early inspiration for his trademark left hook from a computer game he played as a kid.
The South Belfast welterweight has become renowned for his explosive power inside the ring.
Crocker has stopped six of his seven opponents in the professional ranks, with only William Warburton hearing the last bell against the 22-year-old.
Add in the likes of Sean McComb, Steven Donnelly, Padraig McCrory, Lewis Crocker and others, and it makes for one great night of boxing.
That came in Crocker’s last fight way back in August, but he has promised to return to his knockout ways tonight at the Ulster Hall when he takes on Jumanne Camero.