Conor Wallace [9(6)-1(0)] is ready to war with Leti Leti [16(12)1(0)] again after confirming he will rematch the Samoa native in November.
The Newry light heavyweight lost his Australian title to the experienced campaigner after 10 exciting rounds on the Gold Coast last year.
The 26-year-old came out the wrong side of a majority decision to suffer his first career defeat and will now look to avenge the reverse on a brilliantly named ‘November Reigns card’ at the Fortitude Music Hall on November 5.
Wallace did call for a rematch with Leti Leti straight after the defeat but has since gone on to move past a fighter who hasn’t fought since the first meeting in the spring of last year.
The Australian-based Ulster man produced one of the Irish performances of the year to massively change the trajectory of his career last time out.
The light heavyweight beat a Top 10 world-ranked fighter on a world title undercard to become a continental champion in just his tenth fight.
Wallace gave two fingers to the wide pre-fight odds and upset world title hopeful Faris Chevalier to win the WBA Oceania and vacant IBF Pan Pacific belts on the undercard of Maris Briedis and Jai Opetai’s Warresman Boxing promoted IBF cruiserweight world title fight.
It’s the kind of win that should have pushed Wallace onto bigger things and past a Leti Leti rematch. However, he has unfinished domestic business he wants to take care of first and will fight his sole defeater before the year is out.