The first Irish fighter that will appear on Mick Conlan’s debut card has been confirmed.
The former amateur world champion will headline at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on St Patrick’s Day, and wont be the only Irishman in action at the famous venue.
Conlan will be joined by New York-based Monaghan man Larry Fryers [1(0)-0] on the March 17th card.
‘Irish’ Larry will box in a four round contest in the Big Apple.
Welterweight Fryers, who fights out of Upstate New York, debuted last Summer, with the Clones man outpointing fellow debutant Simon Sayes.
An accomplished underage amateur, Fryers won an Irish title at youth level and was edged out on a count-back in the final of the 2008 Under-21s – the same edition of the championships won by his club-mate Shane McGuigan.
Before an appearance on the Conlan card can be contemplated, 26 year old Fryers must first overcome the challenge of Rolando Padilla next Saturday, whom he faces in a four rounder in Palm Springs, California.
Also set to appear on the Conlan card are two eight-round light welterweight contests, with Julian Rodriguez [15(10)-0] facing Eudy Bernardo [21(15)-1(1)], and Alex Saucedo [23(14)-0] taking on Johnny Garcia [19(11)-4(2)-1], as well as a six-round slot for local featherweight Jose Gonzalez [6(2)-0-1].
More fighters will be announced in the coming weeks, and it is hoped that some Irish boxers will be given the opportunity.
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