Jamie Conlan set for Belfast run-out ahead of world title eliminator

Jamie Conlan [19(11)-0] looks set for a war-free night when he returns to action in Belfast on June 17th.

Conlan has been confirmed for the Queensberry Promotions Waterfront Hall-hosted BoxNation broadcast fight night, but unlike the last time Frank Warren came to town ‘The Mexican’ doesn’t look set to top the bill.

Paddy Barnes will take that honour, but it’s not bad news for his friend and fellow Belfast wee man. Indeed, with a World title final eliminator in the pipeline, it seems Queensberry and MTK don’t want to expose the war hungry Conlan to another all-action and nerve-wracking fire fight. 

While a ‘gimme’ can not be expected at this stage of the Commonwealth champion’s career, a lower-profile clash down the card may take the pressure to entertain off Conlan and allow him a more routine win. 

“It might be a defence of one of my titles or just an eight-rounder. Something to keep me ticking over,” Conlan said before revealing World title plans are in the works.

“It is a waiting game at the minute, but a lot of different options have been mentioned to me.”

“The WBO world super flyweight title could be vacated at the end of May after Naoya Inoue makes his final defence, so that could set up a fight between me and the number one contender Rex Tso.”

“The WBC have also been in touch and there have been a couple of other fights mentioned to us.”

Conlan had been due to face Julias Kisarawe [24(11)-4(1)-1] of Tanzania in a defence of his rainbow belt back in November and the African could be called upon here, while recent English title challenger Louis Norman [11(2)-3(0)-1] has also expressed his desire for a fight.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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