Michael Conlon is set to fight on the undercard of fellow Belfast boxer Carl Frampton BF World featherweight title showdown with Josh Warrington in the Manchester Arena on December 22nd.
Conlon has made a superb start to the professional ranks and indeed claimed his ninth win in a row on Sunday morning in Las Vegas beating Italian Nicola Cipoletta in a 7th round knockdown. Conlon a former world amateur champion will now look to make it 10 wins in a row, however his opponent is yet to be announced in what will be a big night in Manchester.
Speaking about the news that he will fighting on the undercard, Conlon said “I’m really excited to be fighting on the same card as my stablemate and friend Carl Frampton”. He went on to say he is looking forward to the upcoming bout he said “I am looking to step up in class and reach 10-0 as a pro by Christmas”.
Conlan had a superb amateur career as we all know. He was ranked number 1 in the AIBA world rankings at bantamweight level. His personal medal haul included an Olympic Bronze medal at the London 2012 games, a Commonwealth gold in Glasgow in 2014, he also went on to win a European championship gold in 2015 in Bulgaria, while he also won a gold in Doha that same year.
He has won 9 times since turning professional. Six of these wins came by knock out. His fellow Belfast boxer Frampton challenges the current IBF featherweight champion Warrington who will be hoping to hold onto his title before retiring.