Michael Conlan vs. Karim Guerfi
Belfast Showdown Headlines Dec. 10
Featherweight contender Michael “Mick” Conlan looks to shine
in his Belfast homecoming when he battles French veteran
Karim Guerfi on Saturday, Dec. 10, at The SSE Arena.
Conlan-Guerfi and undercard bouts will stream live and
exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+ starting at 1:15 p.m.
ET/10:15 a.m. PT. The Belfast bonanza kicks off a fistic
marathon on the ESPN family of networks. Conlan-Guerfi
precedes “Heisman Night” from Madison Square Garden
featuring the junior welterweight main event between former
lightweight king Teofimo Lopez and former two-weight world
champion Jose "Sniper" Pedraza.
Conlan (17-1, 8 KOs) returns for his second Belfast block
party since his valiant challenge of WBA featherweight
champion Leigh Wood in March. The two-time Irish Olympian
was leading on the scorecards before being knocked out in
the 12th round. In August, he returned to his winning ways
with a one-sided decision over three-time world title
challenger Miguel Marriaga at The SSE Arena. Guerfi (31-6, 9
KOs), from Manosque, France, is a former two-division
European champion coming off a decision win over Mexican
veteran Ricardo Mercado in July.
Undercard standouts include a trio of undefeated Top
Rank-signed prospects: junior middleweight Kieran Molloy
(3-0, 2 KOs) and featherweight Kurt Walker (4-0, 1 KO) will
see action in six-rounders, while rising welterweight Paddy
Donovan (9-0, 6 KOs) aims for his third victory of the year
in an eight-rounder.