Conlan vs Dos Santos

Michael Conlan Adeilson Dos Santos

Conlan Dos Santos

SSE Arena, Belfast

On air @ 7.30pm

30

Jun

Featherweight contest

Frank Warren, in association with Top Rank, is delighted to announce the long-awaited homecoming fight of Irish amateur hero Michael Conlan.

Conlan will face former World Title challenger Adeilson Dos Santos in his homecoming fight on Saturday 30th June, live on BoxNation.

His first seven fights have taken place in the United States but Warren is bringing him home to the SSE Arena on another brilliant fight night in Belfast.

Conlan’s return to his back yard is also the Featherweight star’s first ever 10-rounder and another step towards him emulating Irish greats and becoming a World Champion.

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

"It is an honour to be boxing at the Odyssey Arena and an even bigger honour to be headlining the card," said Conlan.

"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 fight will be my toughest fight 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."

Catterall vs McKenna

Jack Catterall Tyrone McKenna

Catterall McKenna

On air @ 7.30pm

The WBO Inter-Continental Super-Lightweight Title

Unbeaten Super-Lightweights Jack Catterall and Tyrone McKenna collide in Belfast on June 30th.

Catterall (21-0, 12 KOs) puts his WBO Inter-Continental Title on the line in a mouth-watering bout with McKenna (16-0-1, 6 KOs) at the SSE Arena.

McKenna was slated to face Phil Sutcliffe Jr but the Dublin man suffered an injury. Far from complaining about facing such a high-quality replacement at four weeks’ notice, home fighter McKenna has welcomed the opportunity to pit his wits against a former sparring partner.

"When I heard Sutcliffe Jr was out again my heart sank but then I was told Catterall was in and it’s amazing. I’ve wanted that fight for 18 months. It’s extra motivation for me in camp now. Catterall is a massive name. I sparred him and I speak to him so I know what he brings to the table," he said.

Catterall is equally excited to be on another big stage after his recent outing at Elland Road ended in an underwhelming early victory, when opponent Christopher Sebire appeared to sustain a shoulder injury.

Catterall said: "I’ve only had two rounds in the ring this year but I knew sooner or later I would be involved in a big fight. I was expecting a different opponent but this makes perfect sense.

"I fought just two weeks ago and it wasn’t much of a fight so this is brilliant. I’m in shape anyway and Tyrone was training. Both camps and both fighters want it and that’s great to see."

Carroll vs Geraghty

Jono Carroll Declan Geraghty

Carroll Geraghty

On air @ 7.30pm

The IBF Inter-Continental Super-Featherweight Title

Unbeaten Super-Featherweight Jono Carroll faces Declan Geraghty in a highly-anticipated rematch in Belfast.

Carroll (15-0, 2 KOs) defends his IBF Inter-Continental Super-Featherweight Title, which he won last time out at the SSE Arena when hammering Humberto de Santiago.

Geraghty (17-2, 4 KOs) lost his unbeaten record to Carroll back in November 2014, with Carroll winning via DQ. Irish boxing fans have clamoured for the rematch and now both men are determined to settle the score.