Conlan Returns To MSG On St. Pats
Continuing a tradition established in 2017, Michael Conlan will fight inside the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day.
The featherweight fighter will take on Ruben Garcia Hernandez on an ESPN+ card immediately following the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through the Island of Manhattan at 3pm ET.
Conlan returns to his home away from home, where he made his pro debut with a knockout of Tim Ibarra in 2017.
“I’m excited and honored to fight at my home away from home, The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden, on St. Patrick’s Day for the third consecutive year,” said the 27-year-old Conlan when the fight was announced. “The fans in New York City have been incredibly supportive of my professional career, and I look forward to putting on a show for them, in addition to my great fans from Ireland who will be coming over for the party in Manhattan.
“Thanks very much to my team and Top Rank for this tremendous opportunity. I’ll be well-prepared for victory to kick off a huge year for me in 2019.”
This marks Conlan’s first fight since taking a decision over Jason Cunningham in Manchester on December 22nd.
Garcia walks into New York City with a three fight winning streak that began following a loss to Nonito Donaire in September of 2017.
Report Via The Ring