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Conlan aiming to begin Belfast Odyssey in November

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Jamie Conlan [17(11)-0] fights in his home city for the first time in over two years on November 5th.

‘The Mexican’ defends his Commonwealth super flyweight title at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, but he revealed to Irish-Boxing.com that the Belfast return will not be a one-off.

Indeed Conlan believes that the show at the mid-sized venue is just the start, and that much bigger nights are in the pipeline.

The proposition is something which excites Conlan who admitted that he is “delighted to be back at home fighting.”

“I have missed fighting in Belfast, it’s been too long. [The announcement came] nearly two years to the day from my last fight.”

In his four fights since then, Conlan has become probably the second most well-known professional boxer from the city, behind two-weight World champ Carl Frampton. The 29 year old is now aiming to make the next step up the ladder and into the big arenas.

The fan-friendly fighter feels his crowd-pleasing style is one which can see him make the jump, and described how “coming back and headlining is a big deal.”

“I can’t wait to bring excitement back to Belfast.”

“That’s the plan: start off at the Titanic Exhibition Centre and build up to the Odyssey.”


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