Mick Conlan in line for Las Vegas debut ahead of Belfast homecoming

Mick Conlan [5(4)-0] has a busy year ahead of him and may be headed for a Las Vegas debut in the very near future.

The Olympic bronze medal winner made his pro bow in New York on March 17th of last year and has since fought in Chicago, Brisbane, Tucson, and then most recently in New York again.

The top Top Rank prospect will return to The Theater at Madison Square Garden again this coming St Patrick’s Day and has stated numerous times that he will make his Irish debut in late May or early June.

These are two of six fight dates which Conlan hopes to have in 2018, and the Falls Road 26-year-old has revealed that a run-out in between these is likely.

The 2015 World Amateur champion, who has recently teamed up with Adam Booth, is hopeful of making an early Las Vegas bow and is set to fight in Sin City on April 14th.

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn defends his belt against former undisputed light welter king Terence Crawford at the Mandalay Bay.

This pay-per-view bill is also set to feature Manny Pacquiao v Mike Alvarado, and a WBO super bantamweight title defence from Jessie Magdaleno against Isaac Dogboe – as well as, potentially, Conlan.

The hot prospect told World Boxing News that “the Horn-Crawford card could be a potential one in between the St Patrick’s Day fight and the Belfast fight.”

“I would like to get out again and be on that card so I can stay busy.”

“I’m looking for maybe five or six fights this year. After Belfast, we’ll be looking to fit a few more in after that.

“Top Rank have a great way of bringing fighters along at the right time and at the right speed.

“I feel like I am blessed to have a team like that around me,” he added.




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