The Belfast featherweight returns to the ring on Saturday October 20th, making his Las Vegas debut at the Mandalay Bay on the Top Rank/ESPN+ undercard of Ryota Murata’s middleweight clash with Rob Brant.
Today New Mexico fighter Jose Osorio [10(4)-3(1)] has announced that he will be facing Conlan [8(5)-0] next month.
Albuquerque’s Osorio turned pro back in 2014 and was matched competitively. ‘Nachito’ scored a notable win last September, defeating Argentinian contender Roman Reynoso on a split-decision for which saw him named New Mexico Fighter of the Year.
The 26-year-old has fought once since then, outpointing journeyman Derek Perez in a six rounder at the start of the year and he looks to be a solid under-the-radar match-up for the extremely busy Conlan.
The Falls Road man last fought in June, marking his Belfast homecoming with a notable step up versus recent World title challenger Adeilson Dos Santos. Conlan comprehensively outpointed the Brazilian and then took a slightly longer gap between fights for the birth of his second child and go on a family holiday.
Now back in camp with Adam Booth in London, it is all systems go for October 20th where a decisive win would allow him to squeeze in a fifth fight of the year in December at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The card next month – which initially looked likely to have Donegal’s Jason Quigley as Murata’s opponent – also features a fight between Antonio DeMarco and Maxim Dadashev.