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'Irish Gatti' Jamie Conlan Set For Fight Of The Year Rematch In Belfast This Year

'Irish Gatti' Jamie Conlan Set For Fight Of The Year Rematch In Belfast This Year
By Gavan Casey

Jamie Conlan looks set for a rematch of his fight of the year contender with Anthony Nelson in his native Belfast later this year.

Returning to Ireland after his brother's heartbreak in Rio, the elder Conlan brother will trade leather with the 30-year-old from South Shields in a repeat of a fight which saw him pick himself off the floor to win via stoppage back in April.

'The Mexican' will defend his Commonwealth super-flyweight title in his hometown on a so-far unconfirmed date in November (though as Irish-boxing.com point out, Saturday the 19th would be unlikely due to a UFC Fight Night scheduling clash).

It will be the first time Conlan has fought in Belfast since he featured on the undercard of Carl Frampton's maiden world title win in September 2014, and considering his popularity and the nature of his fights - not least the original with Nelson, which took place in London - the atmosphere is guaranteed to be bloody electric.

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The undefeated Conlan (17-0, 11 KOs) is currently ranked no.11 by the IBF, and will hope a victory propels him to world title contention, with a long-rumoured clash with rival Paul Butler yet to come to fruition.

The Frank Warren card will in all likelihood feature a whole host of Conlan's fellow Irish fighters, and though we understand Jamie's brother Michael is set to join rival promoters Matchroom, there's no doubt the amateur world champion will be ringside roaring on his older sibling as per usual.

You can't say the Conlan boys don't look out for each other...

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[Irish-boxing.com]

SEE ALSO: Jamie Conlan Reveals Russian Coaches Apologised To His Brother Michael After Rio Robbery

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