We can't wait for this one! Michael Conlan is set to return to the ring during a St Patrick's Day card at Madison Square Garden, as he seeks to continue his undefeated start to his professional career. The iconic New York venue will be the host for the clash between Conlan and Ruben-Garcia Hernandez, a 25-year old Mexican fighter.
It is the third consecutive year that the former Olympic bronze medalist will feature on an MSG St Patrick's Day card, and he is set to headline the event for the first time. Currently boasting a professional record of 10-0, Conlan will hope this bout will be the next step on the road to a world title shot.
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Standing in his way is Hernandez, who has a pro record of 24-3-2. Looking ahead to the fight, Conlan says he hopes that a win will kickstart the biggest year of his career to date:
I'm excited and honoured to fight at my home away from home, The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden, on St. Patrick's Day for the third consecutive year.
The fans in New York City have been incredibly supportive of my professional career, and I look forward to putting on a show for them, in addition to my great fans from Ireland who will be coming over for the party in Manhattan. Thanks very much to my team and Top Rank for this tremendous opportunity.
I'll be well prepared for victory to kick off a huge year for me in 2019.