Conlan not easing back gently against Marriaga


Five months immediately after currently being knocked out in the final spherical of a war against Leigh Wood, Ireland’s Michael Conlan returns versus Colombian puncher Miguel Marriaga

FIGHTER-TURNED-PROMOTER Jamie Conlan puts on a display at Belfast’s SSE Arena that looks well-matched from best to bottom. Not only that, Jamie has the additional pressure of watching his brother Michael Conlan step back into the ring for the 1st time due to the fact remaining knocked out of it by Leigh Wooden in March.

Conlan, 16-1 (8), will get on gnarled Colombian veteran Miguel Marriaga, 30-5 (26), above 10 rounds on Saturday evening (August 6) being aware of an additional slip-up could end his title ambitions. Marriaga has definitely observed much better times at 35, but he only loses to excellent fighters. The lone male to halt him was Vasiliy Lomachenko, in seven rounds in 2017. Fighters not able to change the Colombian contain Oscar Valdez, Nicholas Walters, Joet Gonzalez and Eduardo Ramirez.

But Marriaga is no stranger to the canvas, getting been dropped 7 times as a professional. Conlan can whack, as evidenced by the amount of trouble Wood was in prior to his Rocky-esque late comeback in Nottingham. Conlan insists there is no hangover from that defeat and he’ll be eager to test Marriaga’s ambition early in the bout. The decide is for Conlan to win a lopsided decision.

The relaxation of the card is sound. Belfast “Hammer” Padraig McCrory ways up versus Mexican gatekeeper Marco Antonio Periban, 26-5-1 (17). The customer has been stopped by James DeGale and Joshua Buatsi and will do perfectly to stay clear of the appropriate hand of McCrory, 13- (7). Spot your bets on the home fighter within the distance.

More durable to phone is the 10-round welterweight scrap concerning Tyrone McKenna, 22-3-1 (6), and Welshman Chris Jenkins, 23-5-3 (8). Immediately after beating Julius Indongo over eight rounds in February, the 33-yr-old started to appear his age when he was blasted out in four by Florian Marku in April. McKenna is also hunting to bounce back again soon after using a six-round pasting at the palms of Regis Prograis in March. We assume McKenna to prevail on points.

Limerick welterweight southpaw Paddy Donovan, 8- (6), need to be too fantastic for Redcar’s Tom Hill, 10-2 (2), and there is a tidily matched bout for the vacant Celtic featherweight strap involving Belfast rivals Ruadhan Farrell, 3- (2), and Colm Murphy, 4- (1).

The exhibit is currently being broadcast by FITE Television set.


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