Date: 17th November 2017 at 7:25am
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This Saturday night, in Belfast, Jamie Conlan has a chance to become the latest British world title holder.

Conlan will be taking on the current IBF super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas.

Ancajas, a Filipino, will be making the third defence of his title at the SSE Arena in front of a partisan home crowd.

For Conlan the fight is a reward for winning all 19 of his fights in the professional game.

At the age of 31, Conlan will be looking to get the better of his opponent but has, ahead of the fight, spoken about the bout possibly being a cagey one, with Conlan remarking,

‘It’s going to be a chess match before I turn it in my favour.

‘If we go down the road I’ve been down many times then it’s going to be a dark alley for him – I’m comfortable being uncomfortable, he’s not.’

Before adding about his opponent,

‘He’s very technical, everything is professional down to a tee and he doesn’t throw crazy punches.

‘It will be the type of fight I have to stay on my game-plan and if I make mistakes I’ve made previously I could be exposed.

‘I’m coming into the fight as an underdog and a big underdog at that, so I’ve nothing to lose.

‘I’m here to do the job I’ve done since I was a 12-year-old and this time I will become world champion.’

Let?s hope Conlan gets the job done and Belfast can celebrate wildly on Saturday night.