How can I watch Michael Conlan's Chicago fight and what time does it start?
Where, how and when can I watch Michael Conlan's fight tonight?
Well, we're glad you asked.
Irish Olympic hero Michael Conlan is set to enter the ring for the second time as a professional tonight when he faces Mexico’s Alfredo Chanez.
The Belfast favourite made a sensational start to his career when he dazzled in front of a sold-out partisan crowd at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s Day, stopping American Tim Ibarra in round three and will now be looking to impress once again.
He faces Chanez in a six round super-featherweight contest at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. So how can you go about keeping an eye on every blow?
What TV channel is showing the fight live?
BoxNation will be broadcasting the fight live from 2am on Friday night.
How do I get BoxNation?
BoxNation is available on Sky/Freeview/Virgin/TalkTalk/EE/Apple TV/ online at watch.boxnation.com and via apps (iOS, Android, Amazon) for £12 a month. To buy and for more information visit boxnation.com.
Are there any offers available?
Sky customers can get free registration by using the offer code MAYBOXING. For other platforms no registration fee applies.
What have they said in the build up?
Michael Conlan: “I'm delighted to be boxing in Chicago. Chicago being heavily populated with Irish, I've already had a huge amount of people contacting me about the fight. And for Top Rank to have me as a main event again with a fantastic undercard is great. I'm looking forward to going there and putting on a great show for the fans!”
Manny Robles (trainer): "Michael is looking better and looking sharper in the gym. You will definitely see an even greater fighter in the ring in Chicago. Michael is eager to grow and learn each day. He understands his responsibility not only to his management and promoter but to his people and entire country. He wants to become a world champion and make his country proud. It is my job to help get him there."
Challenger Matthew Macklin: "I'm really looking forward to Michael's next fight in Chicago. His debut was a huge success and I'm sure he will be receiving a similar reception from the Irish community in Chicago and from the Chicago fight fans. Michael took a week off and was back in the gym sparring Jessie Magdaleno and working on all aspects of his game. He's very much a work in progress but he has all the talent in the world and is very dedicated. I expect him to settle down more in this fight and put on a great performance."
Who else is on the card?
The card will also feature former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and undefeated Top-10 welterweight contender Alex "El Cholo" Saucedo in separate 10 and eight-round bouts, respectively.
Belfast Telegraph Digital