Conlan will return against the puncher, the British “Roy Jones” will debut on July 2


Former “interim” WBA featherweight world champion (up to 57.2 kg) Michael Conlan (16-1, 8 KOs) will return after an unsuccessful title attempt in March against Colombian puncher Miguel Marriaga (30-5, 28 KOs). ). The fight at the SSE Arena in Belfast (Northern Ireland) is designed for 10 rounds.

“By beating a strong opponent like Marriaga, Conlan will be fighting for a world title again in no time,” said Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.

In the spring, Michael defeated Lee Wood on points in the brightest fight for the place of the full-fledged WBA champion, but was scored in the 12th round. And Marriaga was beaten in December.

Fight of the Year Wood vs. Conlan. Final Hit Stats

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Ben Whittakerwho took silver at the Tokyo 2020 Games, will begin his professional career on July 2 at the AO Arena ring in Manchester (England) on the undercard of the Fury-Hunter fight.

The 24-year-old 2018 European Champion and 2019 World Light Heavyweight silver medalist will be guided by coach Sugarhill Steward, who works with Tyson Fury. Coach has already compared Whittaker to Roy Jones.


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