STARVED Dublin fight fans are going to be served a double helping of Mexican on July 4.
Jamie Conlan plans to out Mexican Junior Granados in the World’s first purpose built boxing Stadium live on Boxnation and his content
The 28-year-old defeated Mexican Jose Estralla over ten exciting rounds last September and now aims to follow that up with a win against Granados, a former WBC Mundo Hispano Champion.
And despite a possible bout with Liverpools Paul Butler on the horizon Conlan believes gaining experience against fighters from other parts of the World will prove invaluable as his weight class is dominated by South America and Asia at World level.
“As I’m moving up in class there are going to be more and more off these tough Mexicans, as well as Filipinos, Thais and Japanese that I’ll be facing who seem to rule the smaller weight divisions,” said Conlan.
“Estralla was a tough introduction to fighting a Mexican, but I loved every minute of it and I know what to expect against Granados, who’s another tough kid.
“From what I’ve seen of him he’s going to give me a good test. He’s a hard Mexican, come forward with a lot of pressure, throwing plenty of punches and it looks like his left hook to the body is something to be wary of.”
Conlan has been preparing at the excellent MGM training facilities in Marbella and believes that he will be in the best condition of his career and it will show in his performance on the night.
He added, “I’ve been training in Marbella since January, but this is my first training camp for a fight and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect camp.
“The heat out here, the training, making the weight, the conditioning, the diet, it’s brought a new dimension to my training and I feel so much sharper, stronger and all round a more professional athlete.
“I think that the Dublin crowd will enjoy this fight against Granados, it’s going to be exciting. They’ve been starved of some big-time boxing in the city I’m sure with this fight and plus the rest of the Irish fighters on the show they’ll go home satisfied and ready for the next one.”