I want to right Nelson wrongs says Belfast bill topper Conlan
It was vintage Jamie Conlan. Someone doused the barn with petrol and lit a match.
The Belfast boxer’s ‘Fight of the Year’ contender with Anthony Nelson delighted fans and will live long in the memory.
Conlan cemented his status as one of boxing’s most fan friendly fighters with another victory in a back and forth war, but while fans watch the fight back in delight, Conlan has a different view point.
The likeable ‘Mexican’ believes he is a level above the South Shiels man, and believes there are wrong@ to right from their first installment.
So much so that the Frank Warren-promoted fighter is willing to rematch Nelson when he brings the TV cameras back to Belfast on November 5th.
“Anthony has been mentioned as an opponent, it’s certainly an option and for me it’s the main option. He gave me a shot a the title, he deserves first crack back at it. I want to right my own wrongs from the last time and prove that I’m a level above,” Conlan told Irish-boxing.com this week before commenting on how it would pan out if Belfast was to host a repeat.
“It will be another classic but just a more one sided one!”
While no one would object to a repeat, there are some who feel the super flyweight, who tops a Belfast bill in the Titanic Convention Centre on the first Saturday in November, deserves a shot at European honours and has done enough in his 17 fight career to be considered as a World contender.
However, the fighter himself feels with Frank Warren and MGM he is in safe hands and trusts them to guide him toward his ultimate goal.
“I leave that side of the plan to my team they have my best interests at heart and will direct me in the best way possible, but there are plenty of exciting nights ahead is for sure.”