BBC Sport - 'I nearly fainted when they said split decision' - champion Burnett

'I nearly fainted when they said split decision'

New IBF bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett says he nearly fainted when a split decision was announced after his fight against Lee Haskins.

Two judges made Burnett from Belfast the 119-107 winner, but a third judge gave Bristol's Haskins the verdict 118-108.

It was later claimed that had mistaken the two fighters' identities.

"I heard there was a bit of a mistake by the judges, but at the end of the day I won," said 25-year-old Burnett.

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