The Return of the Mick is almost here
Photos Courtesy: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images
Two-time Irish Olympian and Belfast native Michael “Mick” Conlan (16-1, 8KO) makes his long-awaited ring return this Saturday, August 6, in the 10-round main event against Miguel Marriaga (30-5, 26KO) at The SSE Arena Belfast.
World title contender Conlan hopes to rebound from his dramatic 12th-round stoppage defeat to WBA World featherweight champion Leigh Wood in March, while Marriaga, a three-time world title challenger, is on the hunt for a fourth shot at the brass ring.
Fight week kicked off on Wednesday with a media workout in Downtown Belfast, and Conlan went through the paces in front of an adoring crowd, just days ahead of the SSE Arena playing host for the fourth hometown bout of Conlan’s career.
On the undercard, Irish welterweight sensation Paddy “Real Deal” Donovan (8-0, 6 KOs), rising featherweight Kurt Walker (2-0, 1 KO), and junior middleweight standout Kieran Molloy (1-0, 1 KO) will see action in separate bouts.
How to Watch
UK and Irish fans can watch Conlan vs Marriaga live on Fite TV for £6.50. You can live stream the action from the Fite TV app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
In the U.S. the action will stream live on ESPN+ at 2pm ET / 11am PT.
Saturday, August 6
Michael Conlan vs. Miguel Marriaga
10 rounds, featherweight
Tyrone McKenna vs. Chris Jenkins
10 rounds, welterweight
Kieran Molloy vs. Evgenii Vazem
6 rounds, junior middleweight
Padraig McCrory vs. Marco Antonio Periban
10 rounds, McCrory’s WBC International Silver Super Middleweight Title
Kurt Walker vs. Marcos Gabriel Martinez
6 rounds, featherweight
Paddy Donovan vs. Tom Hill
8 rounds, welterweight