He is one of the rising stars in the Top Rank boxing stable, and Michael Conlan's star is about to get brighter.
On Saturday afternoon, Top Rank have announced they are to join forces with ESPN in America, to broadcast fight cards from the Bob Arum promotion for the next four years.
The news means the Conlan's fights will be broadcast into millions of American homes, without the barrier of Pay-Per-View broadcasts.
The former World Amateur Champion and Olympic silver medalist has won his opening three professional fights with three third round stoppages.
Conlan will be on the featured on the first card of the new deal. He will fight an unnamed opponent in Tuscon, Arizona on the undercard of the World title fight between Oscar Valdez and Genesis Servania.
Mick Conlan will be on the next ESPN show, Sept. 22.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 26, 2017
The fact that Conlan has been placed on such a high-profile card shows how highly he is rated. ESPN is available in around 90,000,000 households in America, with a reach that any Pay-Per-View could only dream of.
Top Rank founder Bob Arum feels the fight in Arizona, is the start of something big for boxing.
From top to bottom this is a card that will feature the stars of boxing's new era. Oscar Valdez and Gilberto Ramirez, young world champions, risk their world titles in battles of the undefeated, plus rising stars Michael Conlan, Felix Verdejo and Alex Saucedo will give the fans in Tucson, and those tuning into ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN app, a night of exciting fights.
Great 6 rounds sparring with my teammate and WBO featherweight world champ @oscarvaldez56 both up next Sep 22nd! #TeamWork #IronSharpensIron pic.twitter.com/hwVy4YEuD2
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) August 23, 2017
He's a household name in Ireland, but if he continues to impress Stateside, Michael Conlan could soon be a household name there too.