Michael Conlan is back in real life on Friday as he takes on Ionut Balut in London.
The Belfast fighter (14-0) makes his super-bantamweight debut as he hopes to draw a stage nearer to a world title shot in 2021.
Conlan vs Baluta: How to Watch
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM EDT / 1:00PM PDT
Venue: Copper Box Arena, London
Furthermore, he’ll have a difficult, but not impossible task ahead as he takes on the Romanian challenger (14-2) who has taken some astounding scalps in late battles with TJ Doheny and Davey Oliver Joyce.
However, Conlon is top pick to skip back from a disillusioning 2020 that saw his St Patrick’s Day battle dropped prior to beating previous world title challenger Sofiane Takoucht last August.
The session will be the co-main event as Moruti Mthalane and Sunny Edwards go head to head for the IBF flyweight world title in the headliner of the Frank Warren advanced Queensbury Promotions battle night.
“This is a major advance up for Mick, as Baluta has pulled off a significant number miracles and is inspired to do so indeed,” said Top Rank administrator Bob Arum.
“Mick is near a world title shot, and I anticipate that he should be at his absolute best April 30. I’m likewise satisfied that American battle fans will have a chance to watch the hair-raising Mthalane, who is in extreme against the youthful Edwards.”
Here’s a portion of the vital data in front of this current end of the week’s enormous battle night.
Conlan vs Baluta: Fight Card
- Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards (flyweight ) For IBF World tit.
- Michael Conlan vs Ionut Baluta (super bantamweight)
- Troy Williamson vs Kieran Smith (super welterweight)
- Ryan Garner vs Paul Holt (super featherweight )
- Joshua Frankham vs Naheem Ali (super welterweight)
- Levi Frankham vs Paul Cummings (super welterweight )
- Jonathan Kumuteo vs Dale Arrowsmith (super welterweight)