Featherweight Michael Conlan reutrns to the ring this Saturday at the SSE Arena in Belfast to take on Miguel Marriaga in a scheduled twelve rounder. This is an essential fight for Conlan, whose previous fight ended in a brutal but memorable defeat at the gloved fists of Leigh Wooden. Immediately after the fight, the Irishman identified himself in the uncommon place of staying identified for failing brilliantly. The point was the male fought far too properly and far too hard to be created off by the past spherical knockout that concluded him. And so the 16-1 fighter slips again in among the ropes this weekend to facial area the veteran Marriaga in entrance of a hometown Belfast group. It could be just what the figurative medical doctor purchased – delivered Marriaga doesn’t get his way.
For, though he has five losses on his 30-5 resume, Marriaga has mainly only misplaced to prime tier competitors. Though Vasyl Lomachenko, Joet Gonzalez, Nicolas Walters, and Oscar Valdez bested him, 30 other males haven’t. Plus, after losing to Eduardo Ramirez in his final struggle, the Columbian contender no doubt sees Saturday’s match with Conlan as the prospect of a lifetime. Conlan, on the other hand, no doubt sees Saturday’s battle as the possibility for redemption.
“It was far more drama than what basically happened,” Conlan not long ago advised ESPN about Wood knocking him out by actually sending him out of the ring when they battled for Wood’s WBA featherweight title previous March. “The paramedics were seeking to set an oxygen mask on me when my gumshield was in, and men and women had been wondering I was lifeless, and it was stupid. It was not properly dealt with.” With all that becoming stated, the well-known Conlan looks to really feel like points are staying handled perfectly this time about. “There’s no one better for me to experience right now than Marriaga,” he explained to ESPN.
The Conlan-Marriaga card will be broadcast live on ESPN+ Saturday beginning at 2 PM eastern time.