Michael Conlan will get his second shot at a world title tonight as he challenges IBF titleholder Luis Alberto Lopez in Belfast.
Conlan, 31, got here up quick in his first world title struggle in opposition to Leigh Wooden final March as he was brutally knocked out within the ultimate spherical regardless of being up on the scorecards. The Olympic bronze medalist has since gained back-to-back fights in his hometown and he returns to the SSE Enviornment in opposition to Lopez.
Lopez, 29, captured his featherweight world title by profitable a majority resolution in opposition to Josh Warrington in Leeds final December. The Mexican is on a 10-fight profitable streak relationship again to 4 years in the past and he makes his third look within the UK in opposition to Conlan. So here is all you want to learn about tonight’s world title struggle…
What time is the Michael Conlan struggle?
The undercard motion will get underway sooner than most struggle playing cards, beginning at 4pm while the televised protection on BT Sport begins at 6:30pm. Conlan and Lopez are anticipated to make their ring walks round 9pm with the struggle getting underway shortly after, however that is topic to vary relying on the outcomes of the undercard.
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watch on TV and by way of dwell stream
The featherweight world title struggle between Conlan and Lopez shall be proven dwell on BT Sport 2 with protection beginning at 6:30pm. BT Sport prospects can dwell stream the fights at no additional price by way of the app utilizing their cellular, pill or pc gadgets.
Full struggle card
Luis Alberto Lopez vs. Michael Conlan – for Lopez’s IBF featherweight title
Nick Ball vs. Ludomo Lumati
Anthony Cacace vs. Damian Wrzesinski
Conor Quinn vs. Juan Hinostroza
Padraig McCrory vs. Diego Ramirez
Pierce O’Leary vs. Alin Ciorceri
William Hayden vs. Jordan Ellison
Kieran Molloy vs. Lesther Espino
Fearghus Quinn vs. Ruben Angulo
Kurt Walker vs. Maicol Velazco
James Freeman vs. Jordan Grannun
Callum Thompson vs. Marian Istrate
Michael Conlan 4/5
Luis Alberto Lopez Evens
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Conlan : I am actually enthusiastic about Saturday evening. Thanks to Luis for coming to Belfast he’s very welcome right here, however on Saturday evening I shall be champion. I’ve skilled a number of atmospheres all through my profession and Saturday shall be no totally different. I do know he is modified trainers a number of instances all through this coaching camp, so there’s most likely a number of issues occurring with him.”
Lopez : I am used to the sort of surroundings, that is my third time within the UK and I’ve overwhelmed the opposite two guys I’ve fought right here. All people desires to see me lose however I like to destroy plans, do not forget that I’m the world champion. Each time they inform me I’m going to lose and be knocked out, however on the finish of the day I’m used to this and I’ll take the victory.”