Michael Conlan will fight on Irish soil this year with the 26-year-old set for an official homecoming at the SSE Arena, Belfast on June 30th.
Conlan has won his first six fights (5 KOs) since turning pro, under the wing of Top Rank. his seventh bout is against Ibon Larrinaga on May 12. That fight sees the former Olympian return to Madison Square Garden where he had fought on the undercard of the world super-featherweight title match-up between Vasly Lomachenko and Guilermo Rigondeaux. His last outing was at the same venue on St. Patricks Day.
THE HOMECOMING ‼️
Excited to announce my official homecoming, SSE Arena, Belfast June 30th!! Tickets go on sale very soon, make sure to get yours!
But first full focus is on May 12th @TheGarden business as usual 💥 🥊 #TheConlanRevolution @MTKGlobal pic.twitter.com/7NpFlQYuVJ
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) April 21, 2018
The fight, against an as of yet unnamed opponent, will be promoted by Frank Warren in association with Top Rank and broadcast by BT Sport. It comes in the same week that it is was announced Conlan will have the opportunity to avenge his 2015 Olympics injustice after that infamous quarter-final defeat to Vladimir Nikitin. The42.ie confirmed this week Nikitin has signed with Top Rank and a rematch is expected at some point in the future.