Jamie Conlan to defend his Commonwealth title in Belfast on November 5

Belfasts Jamie Conlan
Belfasts Jamie Conlan

Jamie Conlan will defend his Commonwealth super-flyweight title for the first time at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast on November 5.

An opponent for the Belfast fighter has yet to be confirmed.

Conlanwon the title in April after stopping holder Anthony Nelson in the eighth round in London in a fight of the year contneder.

“The Commonwealth belt seems to propel fighters onto bigger things - it’s another step on the road to a world title,” said Conlan.

“Everything is moving steadily in the right direction. Each fight is another step up the ladder and a box ticked on my journey towards a world title.

“I’m thrilled to be boxing back in Belfast. I grew up watching a local guy from my area called Eamonn Magee become Commonwealth champion and it’s always been a title that has stood out for me.

“To be defending the Commonwealth title front of my home crowd will be a great experience and I know I’ll have big numbers there watching me.”