Michael Conlan has another chance to become world champion when he takes on Luis Alberto Lopez.
The Irish star was unlucky not to defeat Leigh Wood in 2022 but a last round stoppage ended his world title dreams.
Can he put it right against the quality Mexican?
Here's all you need to know about Lopez vs. Conlan.
- Date: Saturday, May 27
- Card start time: 2 p.m. ET / 7.00 p.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 5 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. BST
The preliminary card is set to get underway at 2.00 p.m. ET / 7.00 p.m. BST with the Conlan vs. Guergfi ringwalks scheduled for 5 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Luis Alberto Lopez:
“I am a road warrior. Traveling to my opponent’s home country doesn’t faze me,” Lopez said. “I won my world title in Leeds, and now it’s time to defend it in Belfast. The louder they cheer for Michael, the harder I will fight. The IBF title will remain in Mexico. May 27 will be a special night for me, and Michael’s fans will go home disappointed.”
“This is a massive opportunity. Fighting for the world title in Belfast is something I’ve always dreamed of, and I will be taking this opportunity with both hands.” Conlan said. “The SSE Arena will be buzzing, and I will do everything I can to bring a world title home. Credit to Lopez for coming to Belfast, but I am taking his title. He is not prepared for what is coming his way on May 27. Ireland will see a new champion crowned.”
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