Back with a ‘Big Bang’ – Test for Pierce O’Leary on Conlan -Lopez card

Pierce O’Leary [11(6)-0] will face a fighter with upset previous when he fights in Ireland for the first time since 2020 next month.

The young Dub will fight at home for the third time since he turned over on the undercard of Michael Conlan’s Luis Alberto Lopez world title challenge at the SSE Arena on May 27.

Not quite with a bang but ‘Big Bang’ does come back a fight of note on the massive card.

The 23-year-old will put his recently acquired WBC international light welterweight on the line against Alin Florin Ciorceri [17(7)-3(1)] on the BT Sports broadcast card.

The Romanian has enjoyed solid success in Spain, suffering three defeats before trying his luck in Britain where he registered an upset win last time out, beating Levi Kinsiona on a Sunny Edwards-topped bill.

The exciting Dublin Docklands graduate and Ciorceri do have a common opponent, Robin Zamora, who beat the Romanian but was stopped by the Inner City Dub.

Jonny Stapleton

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