Michael Conlan Reveals Next Fight Date

Michael Conlan [17(8)-1(1)] is back in camp preparing for his next fight.

The Belfast featherweight says he will back out as soon as December 10th and will look to add another win to his record before the year is out.

‘I’m back out December 10th, it seems like Belfast again, back in the SSE,” he told Boxing Social. “That’s the plan. we were hopeful we could get something done [ with Leigh Wood] but we always had to have our own plan and that’s why I went straight back to business and fought in August.”

Conlan was last seen in action defeating three-time world title challenger Miguel Marriaga in his first fight since a first career reverse suffer at the gloved hands of Leigh Wood in Nottingham in March.

Speaking after that Return of the Mick victory at the packed SSE, the only Irish male fighter to win World Championship gold said his focus had switched to getting titles not getting even.

Conlan said he wants belts more than he wants revenge and is open to fighting any of the reigning champions at 126lbls.

“I want to fight for a world title as soon-as-possible.”

The champions include former Carl Frampton foes Leo Santa Cruz and Josh Warrington, Emanuel Navarrete and Rey Vargas. They are all big names but all are attainable targets and all fights the Irish star would be confident going into.

“I’ll fight any of them. I want to fight for a world title so whatever is next is next,” he added when speaking last month.

A world title fight with any of the aforementioned seems unlikely for December. Not to mention the rumor mill has been churning out two very interesting names, neither of which are reigning world champions. Isaac Dogboe in New York and Jazza Dickens in Belfast have both been mentioned as winter possibilities.


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