Date: 26th May 2017 at 4:14pm
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Tonight, in the US, in Chicago to be precise, the Belfast super-bantamweight Michael Conlan will be having his second professional fight.

Conlan is due to take on the Mexican Alfredo Chanez at the 9,500 capacity UIC Pavilion.

The Belfast fighters? first professional fight was at the legendary Maddison Square Garden venue in New York where Conlan stopped Tim Ibarra in three rounds.

Talking about that first fight, ahead of his second professional contest, Conlan has reflected,

‘I didn’t think my first fight was the best performance but given the magnitude of the event and the occasion it was understandable.

‘This time I’ll be able to show what I’ve really got.’

Alfredo Chanez has a mixed record, in his eight fights he?s won four and lost four, but the Mexican has never been knocked out and should provide a decent test for Conlan, who added about the fight tonight,

‘I’m focused on what I have to do and now I just have to go and perform.

‘The Irish people in Chicago have been unbelievable and have turned out for the media workouts in their numbers. I’ve been made very welcome and I’m grateful for that.’

If 25-year-old Conlan wins tonight, it is expected that he will be appearing on the under-card of Manny Pacquiao?s next fight, against Jeff Horn, in Brisbane, on July 2nd.

We wish Michael well for his bout tonight.