Jamie Conlan can finally see light at the end of the tunnel after a frustrating time for the Belfast fighter as he prepares to take to the ring at the Odyssey Arena on October 19.
The former St John Bosco amateur will challenge for a title on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s IBF World title eliminator and European title defence against Jeremy Parodi.
Conlan has had a few years of frustration with lack of fights, illness and injury but after his victory against Mike Robinson in February things are on the up after signing a promotional deal with Frank Warren which should pave a path to aWorld title.
The Belfast super flyweight will fight for a version of the WBO title on October 19 and Conlan says he hopes the frustration of previous months is in the past.
“It is great that I am fighting for a title on the Odyssey bill and I can’t wait to get started. I have been training away and it is also great to have the deal with Frank Warren.
“It was tough at times in the past but it has just made me more determined to make it to the top,” he added.
And trainer John Breen says Conlan will deliver at the Odyssey.
“Jamie would fight anyone in the morning. A win on October 19 will give him a top 15 world ranking. That puts him in position to fight for a world title and I believe he can win a world title.”
Tickets can be got at the Odyssey and www.ticketmaster.ie
Meanwhile, Marc McCullough’s scheduled Celtic title fight with Jon Slowey is off.
McCullough has been forced to withdraw from the bout in Glasgow due to injury.