Fight Week Kicks Off: Belfast Hero Michael Conlan Returns Home for Friday Showdown Against TJ Doheny – Conlan vs Doheny will be contested for the WBA interim featherweight world title – LIVE and exclusively on ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT
Fight fans outside the US can watch the fight on FITE TV:
Michael “Mick” Conlan hopes to author a career-best victory Friday against former junior featherweight world champion TJ Doheny in front of his hometown fans at Falls Park, around the corner from where the two-time Irish Olympian was raised.
Conlan and Doheny, who were scheduled to fight in a 10-rounder at junior featherweight, will now be competing for the WBA interim featherweight world title.
Conlan said, “It’s an all-Irish fight, the biggest all-Irish fight in the last 40 years or so. What I’m really excited for is that TJ will have his own fan base, and I’ll have my massive fan base out here in Belfast. It will make a difference from my last fights. I’m really excited. I’ve been putting the work in, and I know what I need to do.”
Conlan-Doheny will stream live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+. The scheduled five-fight stream, which also includes unbeaten Irish welterweight prospect Paddy “Real Deal” Donovan, will start at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
(ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
• Michael Conlan 124.2 lbs vs. TJ Doheny 123.8 lbs
(WBA Interim Featherweight World Title — 12 Rounds)
• Lee McGregor 117.7 lbs vs. Vincent Legrand 118 lbs
(McGregor’s European Bantamweight Title— 12 Rounds)
• Tyrone McKenna 139.3 lbs vs. Jose Felix 135.5 lbs
(Vacant WBO Intercontinental Jr. Welterweight Title — 10 Rounds)
• Paddy Donovan vs. Jose Luis Castillo
(Welterweight — 6 Rounds)
* Donovan and Castillo will weigh in Friday morning
• Sergei Gorokhov 167 lbs vs. Padraig McCrory 167.9 lbs
(Gorokhov’s WBC International Silver Super Middleweight Title — 10 Rounds)
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