Conlan wants British Title fight in Belfast – would fight Yafai

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Jamie Conlan wants to take the road well-traveled and is keen to do things the traditional way.

The popular and likeable Commonwealth champion was last week made mandatory for the British strap that currently sits on Kal Yafai’s [19(13)-0] mantlepiece, and the Belfast fighter wants to challenge for it. 

Indeed, ‘The Mexican’ would love for that fight to play out in Belfast and remains keen on a big homecoming.

Wheter or not Conlan gets to fight Matchroom’s Yafai for the title remains to be seen, as the Birmingham super flyweight looks likely to challenge for a World title on Sky’s October 22th show at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

The undefeated older brother of Rio gold hopeful Micheal Conlan will be next in line if the undefeated older brother of Rio gold hopeful Galal Yafai vacates. This in turn could open a door for a repeat of his Fight of The Year contender with Anthony Nelson [11(2)-1(1)] for the British strap.

Speaking to IFL TV after his routine win over Patrick Bartos, the 29 year old said

“Of course [I would like the Yafai fight]. I am Commonwealth champion and would like to be British Champion before moving on to major honours. It’s the traditional route and a route I would like to take. I would like to go to Belfast in the Autumn and have a nice big fight there.”

After his highly entertaining wars with Junior Grandos and Nelson Conlan said through swollen lips that he would try and make fights easier going forward.

He made light work of the Czech champ on Saturday in Cardiff, but post-fight seemed to miss the high that comes from winning a war.

“I feel a bit disappointed or something. I don’t know why? I don’t not full with gratitude like you do going through an absolute war and sitting with a win, but I was due one of them. I can see my teeth in the mirror and see through my eyes so it’s good.”

Watch IFL TV’s interview in full below:

 

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