Ryan Burnett has lost to Nonito Donaire in the second defence of his WBA World Super Bantamweight title. He dropped to his knees in the next round after attempting to throw a punch, and pulled out of the fight at its conclusion. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. ", Ireland team that should face Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup, "At half-time the chat was about belief, it was a little bit off" - Andy Farrell, Roy Keane takes aim at Rashford and claims Solskaer's job is in danger, Jacob Stockdale can still be Ireland's match-winner, but in a new role, "What would you like me to be doing when I'm coming off the pitch?" The 26-year-old Northern Ireland ace fell to the floor in the fourth, clutching at his ribs and back, but without seeming to have suffered a blow and he could not continue. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The pair were enjoying a …

Published: 23:13 GMT, 25 October 2019 | Updated: 23:13 GMT, 25 October 2019. Former world champion Ryan Burnett retires from boxing after the 27-year-old suffers continuous injury setbacks Ryan Burnett won the IBF bantamweight world title in June 2017 in Belfast The No1 seed in the competition seed even cherry picked the Filipino Flash but he was left distraught slumped in his corner needing medical attention. The abrupt ending meant Donaire claimed a world title at 118lb for the first time in eight years, and progressed to a semi-final against South Africa's WBO champion Zolani Tete. "I am absolutely gutted not to be World Champion. The pair were enjoying a seesaw encounter, back and forth with heavy attacks before the freak injury. Injury is the difficult part of sporting life.". The 27-year-old from Prestonpans took his time to get going but when he floored his hitherto unbeaten opponents with a left to the head and a left to the body, referee Victor Loughlin stepped in to call a halt, with two minutes 21 seconds of the round gone. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. "I will pick myself up, make myself strong again, and get back to where I believe I belong, as Champion of The World. Ryan Burnett, who lost his 118-pound world title to Nonito Donaire last Saturday, announced Friday that he was diagnosed with a torn oblique muscle on his right side. The comments below have not been moderated. "A portion of the muscle has also detached from the bone where it inserts," added Burnett, who has returned to Belfast for further treatment. I know he'll heal up and be back in the ring soon! He was in so much pain that he took a knee for a knockdown.

RYAN BURNETT lost his WBA bantamweight title after a freak injury forced to him to quit his World Boxing Super Series clash with Nonito Donaire. The Belfast fighter appeared to over-extend himself when he threw a right hook which failed to connect with his opponent and he immediately dropped to one knee, clutching his back. This scenario was totally out of my control, but I understand, Injury is the difficult part of sporting life. View our online Press Pack. "I am absolutely gutted not to be world champion. In a stunning outcome that nobody wanted to see go down the way it did, Nonito Donaire regained a 118-pound title today in Glasgow, as Ryan Burnett was forced to … Welcome! Ryan Burnett lost his WBA bantamweight world title in cruel fashion on Saturday after suffering a back injury which forced him to pull out of his fight with Nonito Donaire. Ryan Burnett says the back injury that ended his reign as WBA bantamweight world champion is "not career-ending".

Boxing debate: Who's next for Tyson Fury, if not Deontay Wilder? In a stunning outcome that nobody wanted to see go down the way it did, Nonito Donaire regained a 118-pound title today in Glasgow, as Ryan Burnett was forced to … Former world champion Ryan Burnett retires from boxing after the 27-year-old suffers continuous injury setbacks Ryan Burnett won the IBF bantamweight world title in June 2017 in Belfast To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. "I am absolutely gutted not to be world champion. The Filipino-born four-weight world champ did finish both rounds strongly and may have edged the third but not even he could celebrate the victory afterwards, given the nature of Burnett’s injury, and afterwards he went to sympathise with the Belfast fighter and his corner. With his lead left hand swinging low around his waist, he connected with a couple of overhand rights that got the crowd cheering. Injury is the difficult part of sporting life. What lies ahead for Gervonta Davis and Naoya Inoue after highlight-reel KOs?

Donaire, who has won world titles in four weight classes, dropped down to bantamweight for his first fight in the division since 2011 and pulled the upset when Burnett could not continue because of the injury. Is this the right fight for both? Donaire, a four-weight former champ, started the third with intent, again forcing Burnett into a corner and using his left rod-like jab to tee up heavy rights to the head and body of the champion. your password Davis takes Santa Cruz's belt with uppercut KO, Inoue beats Moloney with 7th-round knockout, Wilder rips Fury: Don't 'weasel out of' rematch, Lopez has surgery on right foot, out 5-6 weeks, Usyk beats Chisora to move closer to title shot, Tyson's goal for exhibition fight: 'Disable' Jones, Conlan calls off Dogboe fight after foot injury, Mikaela Mayer wins first world title, Mario Barrios retains his and Regis Prograis returns with TKO win, Seances, tattoos and the unbreakable bond between Mikaela Mayer and Al Mitchell, Survey says: UFC fighters have no (good) answer for WBC boxers on 'Family Feud', Pound-for-pound: Teofimo Lopez Jr. turns rankings upside down, 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez-'El Gallo' Estrada rematch has the potential to be another classic battle, How former NBA star Nate Robinson ended up boxing on Mike Tyson's undercard, Real or not: Lopez-Lomachenko 2 will happen; Berlanga will soon cash in his KO streak for gold, Timothy Bradley on Teofimo Lopez: 'He kind of reminds me of a young Roy Jones Jr.', Boxing stardom fits Teofimo Lopez, the man who toppled Vasiliy Lomachenko, Loma-Lopez takeaways: Teofimo Lopez's victory gives boxing a boost, Berlanga needs a challenge, Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiao among stars to react to Teofimo Lopez's win over Vasiliy Lomachenko, Arnold Barboza Jr. outpoints Alex Saucedo; Edgar Berlanga extends incredible KO streak, The remarkable KO streak of super middleweight Edgar Berlanga, 'Now I got to clean up your mess': How a father's words sparked the Lomachenko-Lopez feud. With trainer Adam Booth in his corner, Burnett was looking good but his world collapsed with 50 seconds of the fourth remaining.

Former world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett has announced his immediate retirement from boxing because of injuries. RTÉ is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. ", After the fight, Donaire paid tribute to Burnett, writing on social media that he wanted to "send prayers of healing to Ryan Burnett and thank him for sharing the ring with me. RYAN BURNETT lost his WBA bantamweight title after a freak injury forced to him to quit his World Boxing Super Series clash with Nonito Donaire. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. "I have torn muscle fibres in my right internal oblique," he said in an, Ryan Burnett's title reign ended by freak injury. UFC should embrace Conor McGregor's proposed new role, "I think I earned the shot" - Heather Hardy makes pitch for Katie Taylor fight, 'I never thought, three years ago, I'd be headlining somewhere like the Manchester Arena', Joe Ward: If I don't become a world champion I feel like I'll have underachieved, Katie Taylor's next three fights include Delfine Persoon rematch, Dubliner Luke Keeler earns shot at world title eliminator. It is unclear as to how long Burnett will be out of action for, although he added that the injury would require: "intensive treatment and rehabilitation". After the third round, Burnett could be heard telling trainer Adam Booth: "I cannot move it. Johnny Sexton is "carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders" after Ireland missed out on the Six Nations title, says former skipper Rory Best. Donaire, who moves on to face WBO champion Zolani Tete in the semi-finals, was all class after the fight as he sent his best wishes to Burnett but it's taken almost a week for us to find out the extent of his injuries. The stoppage ended Burnett's previously undefeated professional record.