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 Man in the Arena@mickconlan11 returns to light up Belfast against 5 x European Champion Karim Guerfi— Conlan Boxing (@ConlanBoxing) October 11, 2022
💣 @Tyronemck & @sugarseantl also return (Full Undercard to follow soon)
🗓 December 10th
🎟 Tickets out next Monday (Presale) pic.twitter.com/7Tn6I586r2
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.
Irish-boxing.com understands Conlan Boxing are also trying to make some interesting all Irish fights for the bill.