Undefeated Super-Flyweight Jamie Conlan is excited to return to his hometown this Saturday, co-headlining the bill in Belfast, live on BoxNation.
Speaking at his Marbella training camp last month, the 30-year-old believes the time has come to make a name for himself on the World stage.
“In training camp I’ve put myself through hell so I know when I get into the fight, anything that’s thrown at me I can deal with,” he said.
“I just want to continue that and focus on the end goal. It’s time to make my mark on the game, and on my career. I’d love to cap it off with a World Title shot.”
Conlan has amassed a 17-0 record since turning professional in 2009 and after his next fight at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, he hopes to earn a World Title eliminator early next year.
“I haven’t fought in Belfast in about two and a half years. Last time I fought was in an 18,000-seater outdoor venue. Carl Frampton won his [Super-Bantamweight] World Title.
“I won my WBO Inter-Continental [belt], beating a tough Mexican,” he continued. “I still have the scar now - 10 or 11 stitches I think it was!”
Ranked at number three with the WBO at 115lbs, Conlan knows he cannot afford to be careless at this stage in his career.
“Any slip ups now is like defeating everything I’ve worked for over the past six or seven years. Now I get to come home and reap the rewards with my own supporters and fans.”
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