Belfast’s Jamie Conlan will face the challenge of Filipino prospect Daryl Basadre for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Super Flyweight title in Belfast on September 6.
Conlan - who holds the WBO’s European title - will be looking to keep moving up the rankings as he faces Basadre on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s IBF World title challenge against Kiko Martinez in the Titanic Quarter.
Basadre from General Santos City has stopped nine of his 12 opponents to date and is undefeated at Super Flyweight.
His only ever lose was to former WBC World Super Flyweight champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai.
Since that setback last year Basadre is undefeated in his last three, so he will not be coming to Belfast to make up the numbers.
But Conlan says this is the kind of fight he has been looking for in recent months.
“I’ve been waiting for a chance like this for years. This guy looks like a decent boxer who can bang a bit too but I’m one hundred percent confident that I will prove far too much for him.
“I need to be fighting at this level as I’m now number eight in the World and soon I will be hopefully knocking on some doors.
“I can’t wait to box outdoors on this massive show and prove to the Belfast public that I belong at World level, and I am fully focused on taking that belt home,” added Conlan.
And Cyclone Promotions CEO Barry McGuigan is delighted that he could secure the fight for the September bill.
“This contest is going to be explosive.
“Basadre has boxed a former World champion and never lost at Super Flyweight, he’s without a doubt Jamie’s first acid test but its one we all believe Jamie can win and win in style.
“This is the perfect opportunity for Jamie to show the World what he’s all about.
“He’s a very exciting talent and now it’s time for Jamie to prove he can mix it with the best Filipino and Mexican Super Flyweights,” he added.
Also on the bill Marc McCullough will take on former World Champion Dmitry Kirillov in what will be his biggest test to date.
McCullough has impressed in his recent fights and he will look to improve.
And Conrad Cummings will fight Talarek over six-rounds in what will be a good contest for Cummings at this stage of his career.