Michael Conlan is planning to give Irish fight fans an early Christmas present.
The Top Rank super bantam tops a second card, live on UniMas, on Friday May 26th at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
The fight date comes just over two months after his first fight, where Conlan headlined The Theater at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s Day in one of the biggest debuts ever seen.
And while his focus in not only winning, but looking good this weekend, the Matthew Macklin trained fighter did this week allude to a massive December homecoming.
“It’s definitely going to happen, and it will happen this year,” Conlan told Belfast Live.
“Whether it is in Belfast or in Dublin, that remains to be seen.
“But I will definitely be fighting in Ireland this year, and it will be around Christmas time.”
The talented fighter insisted on a ‘fight home once a year’ clause in his contract and looks set to fight alongside his brother, World title hopeful Jamie Conlan, when he does return to fight in Ireland.
“The aim would be to fight on the same card as Jamie, and that is what we are aiming for. It is a big possibility and something me and my team are looking for.”
“We will get through Friday night and then I will fight on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao bill in Australia on July 1.
“Then I will come home for the month of July and just chill out with the family and just enjoy myself for a while.
“I will have been away seven months then. So I will get home and then get fight again around September time.”