UK TV details confirmed for Féile an Phobail card

The Michael Conlan vs. Vladimir Nikitin Féile an Phobail card will be broadcast on BT Sports. 

The eagerly anticipated fight night set for August 3 and the Falls Park will be broadcast Stateside via the ESPN+ app, but this morning a UK TV partner was confirmed.

As expected MTK have joined forces with Frank Warren and Queensbury Promotions and  BT Sports will broadcast what promises to be a sensational occasion, event and fight night.

The agreement will bring the  #MTKFightNight to UK screens on BT Sport and be promoted by Frank Warren and the team at Queensberry Promotions who also promoted Conlan’s previous homecoming fight against Adeilson dos in the SSE Arena last July.

Conlan collides with his former Olympic rival Nikitin looking to avenge a famously controversial decision at the 2016 Rio Games and is delighted to his shot at redemption has another huge platform to a global audience with Top Rank and ESPN+ ensuring the action reaches American audiences hooked on #TheConlanRevolution.

Conlan said: “I’m delighted to be working with Frank Warren, Queensberry Promotions and BT Sport again. They broadcasted my Belfast homecoming night and that was a special night. This promises to be even better.

“I’m determined to exact revenge on Nikitin and set a record straight on August 3 and I want as many people as possible watching me do just that.

“To those lucky enough to have tickets to be there in person and to all those who will be tuning in from around the world; I can promise you a night to remember.”

The former world amateur champion’s older brother, MTK Global Professional Development Coordinator Jamie Conlan, said: “This is great news for the event, for Mick and for everyone involved.

“Given this is going to be one of the biggest – and certainly loudest – boxing events Irish boxing has seen for many years, having a giant UK broadcaster on board as well as a giant US broadcaster was always inevitable.

“We’ve always had a great relationship with Frank and his team and are delighted to agree this deal with them together with BT Sport and we look forward to working with them on creating a truly momentous occasion.”

Warren added: “Conlan vs Nikitin have unfinished business in the ring and it is fantastic to be bringing this show to BT Sport. Belfast is a massive boxing city; they really get behind their local fighters and August 3rd is going to be another big night of boxing for them to look forward to.”

Féile an Phobail Director Kevin Gamble said: “The announcement that BT Sport will now be screening the Michael Conlan fight night live from the Falls Park during Féile an Phobail along with ESPN+ is massive news.

“This is going to be one of the biggest nights ever in the Irish sporting calendar.”

Further news of fights and fighters starring on this unique event will be forthcoming in due course.

 

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com