Conlan hoping for huge crowd to help him continue World title journey

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Jamie Conlan [17(11)-0] feels that defending the Commonwealth title in front of a packed Belfast crowd can help launch him into World title contention.

The super flyweight fights in his hometown for the first time in two years on November 5th and will make the first defence of his rainbow belt at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

Conlan is delighted to be defending the belt in his back garden, and said that “I’m thrilled to be boxing back in Belfast. I grew up watching a local guy from my area called Eamonn Magee become Commonwealth champion and it’s always been a title that has stood out for me.”

“To be defending the Commonwealth title front of my home crowd will be a great experience and I know I’ll have big numbers there watching me successfully defend it.”

‘The Mexican’ stressed the importance of the title for his World title aspirations and explained how “the Commonwealth belt seems to propel fighters onto bigger things as we’ve seen with Billy Joe Saunders.”

“It’s a prestigious belt and another step on the road towards a World title.”

“Everything is moving steadily in the right direction. Each fight is another step up the ladder and a box ticked on my journey towards a World title.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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