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Date And Venue For Michael Conlan’s Next Bout Confirmed

It was confirmed on Wednesday that London Olympic bronze medallist and Rio Olympic victim Michael Conlan will return to the ring on May 26th.

The much ballyhooed super-bantamweight prospect made his pro debut on St. Patrick’s Day inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, stopping Denver journeyman Tim Ibarra in the third round. His performance was a solid one, though he looked a little overeager to force the finish at times, but the event itself was a smashing success. Few debuting former Olympians have created such a buzz stateside in recent years and there was an electrifying atmosphere in MSG’s so-called small room when Conlan made his entrance alongside UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor – not to mention, when he ascended the ropes following his victory.

The 25-year-old Belfast native’s star potential was immediately apparent.

Having already wowed fans in New York, a city with a huge Irish-American population, the Conlan show will head to another town which has long been home to a great number of Irish emigrants and their descendants – Chicago. The city’s UIC Pavilion will host the fight.

As of yet, no opponent has been named.

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