Tuesday 19 September 2017

Where, what time, what channel? - Everything you need to know about Michael Conlan's third pro fight

Michael Conlan
Michael Conlan
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Following on from his second professional fight with a win over Alfredo Chanez last month, Michael Conlan returns to the ring on Sunday to take on Australian fighter Jarrett Owen on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn in Brisbane.

The pair will meet in a six-round featherweight bout at Suncorp Stadium as Conlan prepares for his third pro fight in as many months.

The Belfast born pugilist has said that fighting on the undercard for the first time has taken some off the pressure off of him ahead of the fight, and that he was starstruck to be standing in the same lift as Manny Pacquiao, but here's everything else that you need to know about his third pro fight.

Where is it on?

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia.

What time is the fight?

Conlan's fight with Owen is the fourth fight of the evening and is expected to get underway some time after 02:00am Irish time on Sunday morning, with full coverage of the fight live here on Independent.ie.

Where can I watch it?

BOXNATION will be broadcasting the fight live with their coverage beginning at 02:00am.

What are the odds?

Michael Conlan - 1/200

Draw - 40/1

Jarrett Owen - 20/1

Who is Jarrett Owen?

Owen is a journeyman fighter from Brisbane. He has had 12 professional fights with five wins and four losses with three draws. He is the third consecutive opponent Conlan has fought with at least four losses on their record.

Owen has won just once from his last four fights and has fought just twice since the start of 2015. He is ranked 507th in the super bantamweight division according to boxing website boxrec.com.

Preview:

Conlan is once again the overwhelming favourite and should once again dispose of his opponent with an early finish on Sunday.

Owen has gone the distance in each of his last two fights but Conlan is a clear cut above in class and should dispatch of him fairly quickly at Suncorp.

Quotes:

Michael Conlan - "I’m honoured to fight on a Pacquiao undercard. It’s a special, special event. I was in the same lift as him but I was a bit starstruck! And he had all his security around him so I didn’t want to be trying to start a conversation.

"But he liked one of my tweets a few hours later so he must’ve been on my Twitter page after that!"

Manny Pacquiao - “This is a great opportunity to show the fans of boxing that we are still here and not done. A lot of people will be watching. This is an exciting fight because it is the first time I am fighting in this country.”

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