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Michael Conlan Expected To Get Tested By Dos Santos

MICHAEL CONLAN will face former world title challenger Adeilson Dos Santos in his homecoming ?ght on Saturday June 30 live on BT Sport.

His ?rst seven ?ghts have taken place in the United States but Frank Warren is bringing him home to the Odyssey Arena on another brilliant ?ght night in Belfast.

Conlan’s return to his back yard is also the featherweight star’s ?rst ever ten rounder and another step towards him emulating Irish greats and becoming a world champion.

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Conlan hasn’t boxed in his home city since December 2010 when he lost a controversial decision in the Ulster Senior Championships.

He said: “It is an honour to be boxing at the Odyssey Arena and an even bigger honour to be headlining the card.

“I have been there watching Carl Frampton box many times and often pictured myself in that ring being cheered on.”

Brazilian Dos Santos, 26, has won 19 of his 23 professional and last year challenged Jessie Magdaleno for the WBO super-bantamweight title.

On a previous British visit in 2014 he lost on points against Kid Galahad over 12 rounds and promises to give Conlan a tough night.

'The Conlan Revolution,' as it has become known since the Irish Olympian turned professional under the Top Rank banner in March of 2017, will come across its sternest test to date.

Conlan added: “Dos Santos has competed at the highest level and this ?ght will be my toughest ?ght as professional to date.

“He has challenged for the world title, made Kid Galahad work, but I believe it’s a test I am ready for.

“At this stage it’s all about progression and learning. I believe it’s the right step at the right time.”

The undercard has produced one of the most competitive undercards ever seen in Belfast with a catalogue of 50-50 needle showdowns.

World ranked Jack Catterall risks his WBO super-lightweight title against Belfast’s Tyrone McKenna.

There is a brilliant all Dublin rematch when Jono Carroll defends his IBF intercontinental crown against Declan Geraghty. When the warring rivals met in November 2014, Geraghty was ahead on the cards when he was disquali?ed in the fourth round.

Belfast’s Paddy Gallagher faces recent world title challenger Gary Corcoran in a British welterweight title eliminator.

In a clash of unbeaten hopefuls, Derry’s Tyrone McCullagh meets Glasgow’s Joe Ham in vacant Celtic super-bantamweight title clash that doubles as a British championship eliminator.

The undercard is stacked with top prospects including Lewis Crocker, Sunny Edwards, Padraig McCrory, Taylor McGoldrick, Neslan Machado, Garry Cully plus Johnny Coyle and Lewis Benson who clash over ten rounds.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chuckguy on 06-22-2018

The fawking grammar wow

Comment by BigZ44 on 06-22-2018

Dos Santos sucks, he's literally just South American level, maybe not even that. Conlan wipes him out and Conlan isn't even that good

Comment by Mick Higgs on 06-22-2018

If Conlan get's this guy out quick smart then I'd like to see him fight Kiko next. That would show us more about his progression.

Comment by Corelone on 06-21-2018

Dos Santos just lost to a guy with only 12 fights. I don't think he can erase the the hometown edge. Anywhere else, he might go some rounds, but in Belfast? Conlan by KO.

Comment by Letmaku on 06-21-2018

We hope Michael Conlan will be different from Jamie Conlan! 😇

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