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Jamie Conlan is centre stage on Warren's Dublin bill

By David Kelly

Jamie Conlan is back and aiming to bolster his World title ambitions when he headlines at the National Stadium in Dublin on July 4.

Belfast man Conlan is currently ranked seven in the World Boxing Organisation's super-flyweight rankings and hopes to push towards the mandatory position on the Frank Warren bill, which will be screened live on BoxNation.

Conlan has been out of the ring since last September when he lifted the WBO inter-continental title with victory over Mexican Jose Estrella on the supporting bill to Carl Frampton's World title win over Kiko Martinez. "I can't wait to be back fighting in the National Stadium and give the fans what they want, excitement," said Conlan, brother of Olympian Michael.

 "It's the home of Irish boxing and it's fantastic to be headlining the first Frank Warren show in association with MGM Promotions in Dublin.  The public there are crying out for shows," said Conlan. "It's going to be a fantastic night with an electric atmosphere inside the Stadium. For me this is a great opportunity to showcase my skills again and prove that I'm a real contender for the world title as I'm working my way up the rankings to the top. 

"The super-flyweight division is certainly heating up in the UK and on the world scene and in the next few fights you'll see me rise even further."

The show will also feature rising unbeaten Belfast bantamweight star Ryan Burnett along with Dubliners Declan Geraghty, Brendan Fitzpatrick and Steve Collins jnr.

Tickets go on sale today, priced at €25, €40, €60, €100 and €150 from Ticketmaster.

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