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Michael Conlan to take August fight in Belfast

The rising featherweight star will return home this summer.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Featherweight prospect and rising contender Michael Conlan will return home to Belfast for a fight this August, his second pro fight in the city.

Conlan posted a tweet about the return:

As much as I do understand the song choice, it can’t be escaped that this is very specifically a song about Chicago, even in this snippet, from Kanye saying “Chi-town” to Chris Martin singing, “Fireworks at Lake Michigan.”

It’s not a deep cut or anything, I’m not trying to sound like a music aficionado or genius, but Diddy - Dirty Money’s “Coming Home” probably would have been a better choice, among, you know, probably dozens if not hundreds of other songs about homecomings. But if you want the same sort of energy without making it sound like you’re fighting in Chicago, “Coming Home” would have worked.

Anyway, Conlan (11-0, 6 KO) last fought on St. Patrick’s Day in New York, beating Ruben Garcia Hernandez over 10 rounds, winning every one of them. His progression has been a little slow for some, as Conlan is 27 and has a serious amateur pedigree, but everyone has been very careful because Conlan’s Irish roots give him real star potential.

Conlan last fought in Belfast in June 2018, beating Adeilson dos Santos by decision over eight rounds.

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