The Belfast featherweight tops the big Top Rank card at the Falls Park as part of the Féile an Phobail, taking on Argentine Diego Alberto Ruiz, and will have the initials K.S. emblazoned on his shorts
The tribute honours late Limerick heavyweight Kevin Sheehy who was killed at the start of the month at the age of just 20.
Saturday nights attire ☘️ pic.twitter.com/Ey7MdXyxtV
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) July 30, 2019
Sheehy was coached internationally by Conlan’s father, John, and Mick was said to be his favourite boxer.
Sheehy’s club coach and mentor, Ken Moore, would thank Conlan for the classy nod.
— ken moore (@ken_moore31) July 30, 2019
Supermacs at Roxboro, Limerick have paid a lovely tribute to late boxing champ Kevin Sheehy, by adding this portrait picture of Kevin to their wall, amongst Limerick's greatest sporting heroes.
A beautiful gesture. 💙💙@SupermacsIRE pic.twitter.com/SVQVWWlh5G
— Limerick Now (@LimkNow) July 24, 2019