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Conlan Aiming To Make It A Happy St Patrick’s Day

Conlan Aiming To Make It A Happy St Patrick’s Day

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I can't think of a better way to celebrate St Patrick's Day than to watch Irish featherweight sensation and Rio Olympian,  Michael Conlan continue his rise in the paid ranks of professional boxing. The unbeaten Olympic bronze medalist will be looking to make it six wins in a row against heavy-handed  Hungarian David Berna, live on BoxNation.

Conlan’s ring return will take place at the boxing Mecca that is Madison Square Garden in New York City. Conlan, of course, will be very familiar with boxing on such hallowed ground as it was the scene of his professional debut exactly one year ago this coming Saturday.

 

We last saw Conlan in December where he beat Argentina's Luis Fernando Molina via a unanimous points decision over 6 rounds.  However this time round he faces a whole new set of challenges and will have to deal with his opponent’s impressive punching power having stopped fourteen of his fifteen wins inside the scheduled distance. Berna is himself having to rebuild his own career after suffering two stoppage losses in his last four fights.

 

Conlan told BoxNation “I'm looking forward to another fantastic night of boxing in the theatre at Madison Square Garden. It will be exactly one year to the day since my professional debut in the Mecca of boxing, I'm excited and ready to put on a great show for my amazing fans” said Conlon “I know like last year there was a travelling over from Ireland to support me for which I'm usually grateful. There is only one place to be on St Patrick's Day and that is The Garden.

 

Conlan will no doubt enjoy the support of what should be a partisan crowd from the Irish American community of New York.

 

This fight will make-up part of the undercard to the main event which is headlined by light welterweight contenders Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam, who will contest for the vacant WBC Light Welterweight Title.