Winter Fight Night -Date and Opponent Confirmed for Michael Conlan

Michael Conlan [17(8)-1(1)] takes on five-time European champion Karim Guerfi [31(9)-6(4)] at the SSE Arena on December 10.

A Winter Belfast fight night has long since been rumoured and was officially confirmed today as was the opponent.

At various stages over the last few weeks, there was talk of a Leigh Wood rematch, an Iaasc Dogboe fight with the likes of Jordan Gill and even Kiko Martinez getting a mention as a possible visitor to Belfast.

However, French man Guerfi will man the opposite corner on top of card that will also host fights for Sean McComb and Tyrone McKenna.

The 35-year-old has been a European multi-weight ruler for Europe and challenged for a world title in his flyweight days.

His most recent defeat came against reigning European champ, Gill, a fighter Conlan Boxing wanted for the Olympic medal winner. Guerfi was up on the cards against the Brit, but ‘The Thrill’ pulled managed to pull out a big stoppage to claim the strap.

McKenna and McComb add further Belfast interest to the card. They return against yet-to-be-confirmed opponents,McKenna fighting for the first time since he defeated Chris Jenkins on the Return of the Mick card, it’s a similar story for McComb who was last seen against Ramiro Blanco on August 6. Conlan Boxing duo Kurt Walker and Kieran Molloy are also likely to appear. understands Conlan Boxing are also trying to make some interesting all Irish fights for the bill.


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