Heartbreaking footage emerges from Ryan Burnett’s corner as he loses world title due to back injury and receives kind words from opponent Nonito Donaire

6 Nov

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.

Midway through the fourth round, Burnett was forced to take a knee as a serious problem became apparent.

Ryan Burnett was stretchered from the ring in immense pain

The Northern Irishman remarkably made it back to his feet and fought on to the end of the session, but was then pulled out in his corner.

Now, new footage has emerged from the World Boxing Super Series (who hosted the tournament that the bout was a part of) in their post-fight documentary.

Their cameras captured the injury and the moment Ryan Burnett valiantly attempted to overcome it in his corner, assisted by trainer Adam Booth.

Burnett can be heard saying: “Adam, I can’t throw a punch,” before standing up and realising for certain that he would not be able to continue.

After the bout is waved off, his opponent Donaire comes over and offers some classy words of support.

You can watch the moment in the clip above and view the full WBSS post-fight documentary below.

Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire and Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin live stream free: How to watch WBSS card tonight

1 Nov

Rising British stars Josh Taylor and Ryan Burnett will look to shine in a World Boxing Super Series tournament double-header in Glasgow on Saturday night.

The hometown super-lightweight contender and Northern Irish WBA bantamweight world champion are set to begin their campaigns in the new competitions this weekend, though there is some confusion over where fans can watch the fights.

Josh Taylor was last seen beating Viktor Postol in June, while Ryan Burnett defended his belt against Yonfrez Parejo in March

Taylor will face unbeaten American Ryan Martin in his quarter-final, while Burnett meets former four-division champion Nonito Donaire.

Neither fight will be shown on conventional UK TV as the WBSS have not agreed a deal with any broadcaster that suits them.

Therefore live streaming will be put into effect so UK fans can watch the two bouts.

Details on where to watch both Josh Taylor and Ryan Burnett can be found below.

Where To Watch?

As a TV deal is yet to be agreed for this year’s World Boxing Super Series, Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin and Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire will be shown live and free on the WBSS website and YouTube channel. As well as on the SPORTbible Facebook and IFLTV Youtube channel, starting at 7pm on Saturday, November 3.

What Time Are The Ring Walks?

Ring walk times have been officially confirmed for both bouts. The undercard starts at 7pm, but Ryan Burnett vs Nonito Donaire will begin the main event action at 9pm UK time, with Josh Taylor vs Ryan Martin capping off the card at 10pm UK time.