Michael Conlon Returns August sixth To Face Miguel Marriaga

Posted on 06/01/2022

By: Sean Crose

“Irish star Michael “Mick” Conlan is primed to make one other cost at a featherweight world title,” Prime Rank Promotions claimed in a Wednesday press launch. “Lower than 5 months faraway from his valiant effort towards WBA champion Leigh Wooden, it’s time for Conlan’s summer season homecoming.” Miguel Marriaga might be Conlan’s opponent August sixth at Belfast’s SSE Area through the Feile Competition. The struggle is scheduled for 10 rounds within the light-weight division.

“I’m very excited to be again combating in my beloved Belfast,” Conlan is quoted as saying. “Miguel is a superb fighter, and collectively we’ll give the followers a memorable evening at The SSE Area. This bout will get me straight again within the combine for world titles, and I’m relishing the duty at hand.”  Marriaga, the press launch states “is a three-time world title challenger, falling brief to Nicholas Walters and Oscar Valdez at featherweight and Vasiliy Lomachenko in an August 2017 bid for the WBO junior light-weight crown.”

Conlan, in fact, is likely one of the globe’s extra well-known fighters. Since actually giving the finger to Olympic judging in his novice days, the favored Irishman has drawn in a lot assist and fan curiosity within the 5 years he’s been an expert. His final struggle noticed Conlan battle for the WBA featherweight title towards Leigh Wooden again in March. It was an exhilarating struggle, one which noticed Wooden emerge the winner after Conlan was actually knocked out of the ring within the twelfth and last spherical. Now, only a few brief months later, Conlan is raring to return.

“The street again for Michael begins with Miguel Marriaga,” stated Conlan Boxing honcho James Conlan. “Miguel is a harmful man and one of many greatest punchers within the division who has combined it up on the very prime. August 6 might be one other electrical evening within the metropolis in what’s turning into an annual Irish boxing custom with Michael’s struggle evening on the Féile pageant. The objective stays the identical. Michael Conlan might be Eire’s subsequent world champion.”

Conlan’s promoter, Bob Arum, made it clear he’s desperate to get his fighter prepared for one more world title shot. “There is no such thing as a place like dwelling, and we’re thrilled that Mick will get one other probability to carry out in entrance of the super Belfast followers,” he stated. “With a win over a stable opponent like Marriaga, he’ll as soon as once more be contending for a featherweight world title in brief order.”

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