Burnett vs Zhakiyanov: Eddie Hearn says that Ryan Burnett is hungry for more world titles

Promoter Eddie Hearn says that Ryan Burnett wants to add more world titles to his collection after his victory over Zhanat Zhakiyanov.

The IBF champion came through a gruelling encounter against Zhakiyanov at Belfast’s SSE Arena on Saturday night as he earned a unanimous decision verdict to claim the Kazakh’s WBA ‘Super’ belt.

Hearn insists that his unbeaten charge will now be intent on taking on the bantamweight division’s other beltholders.

“He has built a fortress here in Belfast,” he said. “He is the unified champion of the world and he’s done remarkably well.

“A lot of praise has to go to Adam Booth whose game plan was outstanding.

Ryan Burnett beat Zhanat Zhakiyanov to unify the WBA and IBF bantamweight titles in front of his home fans in Belfast

“We want to come back here in February or March and try and pick up the other belts in the division.

“You’ve got some great champs in the division, Jamie McDonnell is fighting Liborio Solis in Monaco in a few weeks, you’ve got Paul Butler watching this at home and also Zolani Tete who is a great champion.

“The WBC is also vacant at the minute and Ryan wants to pick them all up. For now though, he deserves a lot of credit.”