Freak Burnett injury hands Donaire title and semi-final spot

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Should Donaire score a win, he will join Manny Pacquiao, Jerwin Ancajas and Vic Saludar the country's reigning world champions.

In a World Boxing Super Series super lightweight quarterfinal, Josh Taylor (14-0, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round KO against Ryan Martin (22-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.

Donaire got the crown when the fight ended in the fourth round as he won over Irish boxer Ryan Burnett, who suffered a back injury in the third round.

Donaire advances to the WBSS semifinal round and will next face Zolani Tete of South Africa, the WBO bantamweight champion, who won his quarterfinal fight against Mikhail Aloyan of Russian Federation last month.

Burnett enjoyed plenty of early success with his whip-like left jab and appeared to take the first two rounds thanks to that jab and some clever one-two combinations, which kept Donaire from finding his rhythm.

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"He (Burnett) was fast, strong and caught me with some good punches", he added. "But aside from that I don't really [know much], but I'm very excited for the fight". "My fights are always exciting".

Burnett, for his part, warned Donaire not to look past him as he will do everything to keep the world championship and be the one to contest for other bantamweight world titles.

"I picked Nonito because the better the fighter, the better I become". I am close to having everything I ever wanted in life. That's why I have this mad hunger to smash through every single object in front of me.

16, Donaire brings to the ring a solid 38-5 win-loss record with 24 Kos while Burnett, a gold medalist in the 2010 Youth Olympics, comes in with an immaculate 19-0 card with nine Kos.

Fact is, a 950 United Kingdom pounds bet on Burnett wins just 100 United Kingdom pounds while a 100-pound bet on Donaire gets 575 pounds in return.

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