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Michael Conlan's homecoming fight to take place at Belfast's SSE Arena next summer

The 4-0 pro boxer confirmed the news to The42 on Close Calls earlier today.

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OLYMPIC MEDALIST MICHAEL Conlan has plans for a big 2018, including returning to fight as a pro in his hometown for the first time.

Speaking on Close Calls earlier today, Conlan confirmed that he was looking at fighting in Belfast’s SSE Arena in late May or early June.

The 4-0 fighter has a few plans lined up, and is understood to once again be headlining Madison Square Garden’s 5,000-capacity Theater on St Patrick’s Day, as he did on his professional debut.

He added that there’s the possibility of a fight in Boston at some stage too.

Conlan is back in Ireland this weekend to watch his brother Jamie take on Jerwin Ancajas for IBF World super-flyweight title in the same arena tomorrow night.


Conlan was speaking to Gavan Casey and Niall Kelly as part of today’s episode of Close Calls. You can watch the episode in full here:


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