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Conlan is added to Frampton title card

There'll be plenty for the fans to shout about at the Carl Frampton WBC World Super Bantamweight final eliminator against Mexico's Hugo Cazares in Belfast next week.

Promoter Barry McGuigan has revealed that four of the bouts on the bill will be title fights. As we've reported here previously, Stephen Ormond (16-1, 7 KOs) will be defending his WBO European Lightweight title against Karim El Ouazghari (16-4-2, 4KOs). But now Cyclone Promotions have presented new signing Jamie Conlan (10-0, 6 KOs) with the first title fight of his career. He'll dispute the vacant WBO European Super Flyweight belt with Belgium's Benjamin Smoes.

Belfast featherweight Marc McCullough (9-1, 5KOs), who has also just signed with Cyclone Promotions, will meet Andrei Iseau (27-5, 7 KOs) of Belarus with the vacant WBO European title at stake. "He's experienced and has gone the distance with Rendall Munroe," said McCullough.

"It's a risk, but so was meeting former European champion Willie Casey and I knocked him out."

Another with his eyes on the prize is Dungiven middleweight √Čamonn O'Kane (11-1, 3KOs), who faces Mexico's Alvaro Gaona (13-3, 8KOs) to decide the vacant WBC International Silver Middleweight title. With Conrad Cummings and Ryan Burnett also on the card, it promises to be a hectic night. Fans can get involved in the build-up when there will be a public work-out at Victoria Square at noon on Tuesday.


Stephen 'Block' Reynolds is 40 and desperately wants an Irish title. His cruiserweight bout with Declan Trainor last September won the BUI's Fight of the Year award. The five-time Irish amateur heavyweight champion is hot to trot but, despite talk, the competition isn't stepping up.

But don't rule out a rematch with Trainor at a Belfast venue this summer.