Belfast Boxnation show POSTPONED

A head cold has forced Jamie Conlan to postpone his upcoming fight against Yader Cardoza at the Belfast Waterfront Hall on Saturday 18th February.

Conlan was due to take on Cardoza for the Vacant WBC International Silver super flyweight title but will now face the Nicaraguan on the rescheduled date of Friday 10th March, at the same venue.

“It’s incredibly frustrating as I’ve been working hard and preparing for this fight for the past two months,” said a disappointed Conlan. “I’m gutted that the show has been postponed but this is boxing and these things happen unfortunately.”

“I contracted a head cold on my return to Belfast and as a result I’ve missed some vital training sessions. Yader is a former World Title challenger and I can’t take any chances; I want to put in a real performance for all of my fans.”

“This is dangerous sport and I can’t afford to come in at anything less than 100%. It is just one of those things but I’ll be fully fit and prepared to put on a show on March 10th. This is a brilliant card to be topping and I hope you can all come along to the rearranged date and watch me win another title.”

All bouts on the card will remainin the same for the rescheuduled bill.

These will include an Irish title fight between Declan Geraghty and James Tennyson, a BUI Celtic title fight between Tyrone McKenna and Jake Hanney, as well as appearances from Marco McCullough, Steven Ward, Paddy Barnes, Lewis Crocker, Phil Sutcliffe, Con Sheehan, and Kevin Satchell.

Tickets purchased for the Saturday 18th February show will still be valid for the rescheduled Friday 10th March date.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie