World Boxing Information supplies an replace on the returns of gifted fighters Mick Conlan and Shawn McCalman within the coming days.
The Return of the Mick is sort of right here.
Featherweight contender Michael “Mick” Conlan (16-1, 8 Okay.O.s), the two-time Irish Olympian and Belfast native, makes his long-awaited ring return this Saturday, August 6, within the 10-round principal occasion in opposition to Miguel Marriaga (30-5, 26 Okay.O.s) at The SSE Area Belfast.
Conlan hopes to rebound from his dramatic Twelfth-round stoppage defeat to Leigh Wooden, whereas Marriaga, a three-time world title challenger, is on the hunt for a fourth shot on the brass ring.
Combat week kicked off Wednesday with a media exercise in Downtown Belfast, and Conlan went by way of the paces in entrance of an adoring crowd.
The followers will pack The SSE Area Belfast in three days for the fourth hometown bout of Conlan’s profession.
A loaded combat card, headlined by Conlan-Marriaga, will stream dwell and solely within the U.S. on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. E.T./11 a.m. P.T. Irish welterweight sensation Paddy “Actual Deal” Donovan (8-0, 6 Okay.O.s).
Additionally, rising featherweight Kurt Walker (2-0, 1 Okay.O.) and junior middleweight standout Kieran Molloy (1-0, 1 Okay.O.) will see motion in separate bouts.
U.Okay. and Irish followers can catch the cardboard on FITE TV.
Saturday, August 6, ESPN+ (2 p.m. E.T./11 a.m. P.T.)
Michael Conlan vs. Miguel Marriaga, ten rounds, featherweight
Tyrone McKenna vs. Chris Jenkins, ten rounds, welterweight
Kieran Molloy vs. Evgenii Vazem 6 rounds, junior middleweight
Padraig McCrory vs. Marco Antonio Periban, ten rounds, McCrory’s WBC Worldwide Silver Tremendous Middleweight Title
Kurt Walker vs. Marcos Gabriel Martinez, six rounds, featherweight
Paddy Donovan vs. Tom Hill, eight rounds, welterweight
Boxing Information – Shawn McCalman
Undefeated Colorado tremendous middleweight “The Wonderful” Shawn McCalman (11-0, 6 Okay.O.s), arguably boxing’s best-kept secret exterior of the Rocky Mountain, returns this Saturday night time.
McCalman fights outdoor at Century On line casino in Central Metropolis, Colorado. It’s a six-round, co-featured occasion in opposition to Mexican Ulisses “El Cerillo” Jimenez (24-30-1).
Co-trained by former world champion Vernon Phillips and residing in Aurora, Colorado, McCalman was a standout newbie who compiled a 65-7 file.
It consists of high honors in three Colorado State Golden Gloves tournaments.
The 28-year-old McCalman turned professional again in September of 2018. Regardless of COVID-19 restrictions, he’s remained busy with 4 fights in every of the final two years.
Saturday’s combat will mark his third in 2022.
Throughout the summer season of 2021, McCalman received a 6-round resolution in opposition to Vaughn “The Animal” Alexander (15-5) to seize the American Boxing Federation (ABF) West Tremendous Middleweight Championship.
In his most up-to-date combat this previous March in Cheyenne, Wyoming, McCalman defeated beforehand undefeated Marquis Moore (10-0]. He received by means of an 8-round unanimous resolution (80-72, 78-74, 77-75).
“Shawn has flown beneath the radar and sneaking into the rankings,” McCalman’s supervisor Ryan Roach (Fighter Locker) stated. “We’ve got positioned him completely in 10 fights. He will probably be a scary fighter for a lot of of his division’s high guys.
“Shawn has pace and energy, and he’s a giant man who has been in with some good opponents, together with undefeated fighters.
“He had an excellent camp. I by no means like trying forward throughout combat week. But when we care for enterprise, I feel it is sensible to problem somebody within the high 10.
“We are going to see after this combat. We’ll see after this combat.”