BBC Sport - 'I nearly fainted when they said split decision' - champion Burnett
'I nearly fainted when they said split decision'
- From the section Boxing
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.