According to legendary promoter Bob Arum, Irish star Michael Conlan will have a homecoming fight early next year.
Conlan is 3-0 as a professional, with three straight knockouts, and has boxed in New York, Boston and Melbourne, Australia on the Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn undercard.
Next, the London 2012 bronze medallist fights on the Gilberto Ramirez v Jesse Hart undercard on September 22nd in Arizona, live on BoxNation.
"For next year, there’ll be a Boston stop I’m sure, and then hopefully in the first six months of the year we’ll do a fight for him in Belfast or Dublin," Arum told The 42.
On his debut, the 25-year-old sold out Madison Square Garden Theater on St Patrick’s Day and was joined by Conor McGregor on his ringwalk.
With plenty on amateur experience and a fan-friendly style, Conlan is one of the most exciting prospects in boxing. Arum has big plans for him, and is determined to raise his profile in America as well as planning fights back home.
“We want to definitely do a fight in Ireland for him, but we want to do it right, and we want to do it where we get the biggest possible audience in the United States. Therefore, we’ll have to do it outside of the American football season.
“You do it in February or March – probably February – so you can get the time on ESPN for an afternoon fight, and it would be evening over in Ireland,” added the Top Rank founder.