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Opponent Change – Conor Quinn to fight Nicaraguan KO machine in comeback fight

Conor Quinn [2(2)-0] finds himself in a much tougher fight than originally planned.

‘The Magnificent fights for the first time in just under three years when he trades leather on the undercard of Eric Donavan’s attempt to become EU super featherweight champion in Belfast this Saturday – and he hasn’t been handed an easy re-introduction.

The 21-year-old was initially set to fight Angel Gabriel Chavez [3(3)-3(1)-1] in a more than respectable return.

However, Chavez pulled out and the Dee Walsh trained little man will share the ring with the brilliantly named Darwin ‘El Finito’ Martinez [7(6)-3(2)-1]

Martinez, 24, is certainly an upgrade on his fellow Nicuagarian and is a dangerous opponent for any early days pro never mind one returning from a layoff.

The fighter who hails from the fight-mad city of Managua was a solid amateur. In fact, he out performed Quinn in the 2016 World Youth Championships.

He also won Pan American Youth silver and gold at the Central American Elite Championships. As a pro, he has proved himself an aggressive and entertaining operator who packs a punch. The 24-year-old has six stoppages from 10 wins and also has the experience of doing 10 rounds, whereas Quinn has never been past 3.

‘El Finto’ has relocated to Barcelona to become an opponent and this is his first fight since making the move to Europe.

It is a surprise step up for the Clonnard ABC graduate and while it may be a fight that has been forced on him last minute, it remains a fight he’d welcome.

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com before Martinez would man the corner for his TG4 broadcast clash, Quinn revealed a desire and willingness to be tested and moved fast.


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