Belfast super flyweight Jamie Conlan wants another tough test at the National Stadium on November 7th. ‘The Mexican’ had his nickname put to the test by Mexico’s Junior Granados last time out and came out, via two trips to the canvas, a unanimous points victor.
After the blood and guts war, many questioned the matchmaking involved, and the Irishman has noted that he will have more control over this aspect when he headlines once again at the famous South Circular Road venue.
Speaking from his training camp in Marbella, Conlan told irish-boxing.com that “I haven’t even heard a whisper about the opponent.”
“We are getting a list from the matchmaker today and will go through it then.”
“We didn’t have a say last time out, but this time we will have a look and pick out and pick a good opponent.”
This added control however does not mean that Conlan wants a soft touch, and the 28 year old explained that “I want a test. I have said before I don’t want my ego massaged. I am not in boxing for that.”
“I want to be tested physically and mentally.”
“Plus I want to to put into practice what we have worked on and show I have learnt from my last fight.”
“I am really looking forward to the challenge and fighting in Dublin again.”