BOXING: Jamie Conlan looking to impress at Waterfront Hall

Belfasts Jamie Conlan
Belfasts Jamie Conlan

Jamie Conlan loves a fight and the Belfast Super-flyweight believes that is what is on the cards on Friday night at the Watefront Hall in Belfast.

The talented Belfast boxer takes on Yader Cardoza for the vacant WBC International Silver title and Conlan says he will put on a show for the crowd against the tough Mexican.

“I want to give exciting nights back to Belfast and to show the people who pay their hard-earned money something to watch.

“This one will be a lot better and I’m much more excited about it because I know we’re guaranteed fireworks.

“It’s hard for people to pay that money to come out and watch you, but you have to give them what they are paying for.”

There has also been loads of talk about a World title shot in the coming months but ‘The Mexican’ says he is totally focused on the challenge that lies ahead tonight.

“They team keep dangling that carrot on the end of the line saying it’s going to be the next one, but I don’t think about it.

“I just think of the guy in front of me and I just try to control the controllables.

“Let the manager manage, the promoter promote and the fighter fight. If everyone does their job, then we are all going to come out smiling.

“But I know, no slip-ups. I have to look at every fight now as a world title fight because if I slip here, no-one cares and no-one will want to fight me.

“At the minute I’m number two with the WBO, number six or seven with the IBF and then hopefully a good ranking with the WBC after this so I bring something to the table,” he added.