Michael Conlan vs Jordan Gill

Michael Conlan vs Jordan Gill Preview: “It’s going to be a banger!”

The much-anticipated Michael Conlan vs Jordan Gill bout promises high-octane action, with both fighters ready to showcase their best.

Michael Conlan returns to the ring to face former European featherweight champion Jordan Gill in a mouth-watering clash in front of Conlan’s hometown crowd.

Conlan (18-2, 9 KOs) squares off against Gill (27-2, 8 KOs) on 2nd December at the SSE Arena in Belfast in what could be his third and perhaps last chance of an elusive world title.

Conlan has established himself as a firm fan favourite with a string of incredible fights, which have seen him fall agonisingly short in his previous two attempts at gold: an astonishing last gasp loss against Leigh Wood for the WBA featherweight title in 2022, and a TKO loss to Luis Alberto Lopez in May this year.

Michael Conlan’s Focused Training Camp for the Bout Against Jordan Gill

Following two losses in his last four outings, Conlan has made sweeping changes by moving camps to Miami under new trainer Pedro Diaz, and Diaz is confident that their relationship is seeing positive progress in Conlan.

Diaz believes the Irishman has approached the camp with a commitment to learning from his recent losses, saying “When Mick came over, he knew that we were serious and he didn’t come here to mess around or party. That’s the reason we work so well together. I work on a two or three month plan, for everyday, to work out what I will do with fighters, specifically, the strengths and what weaknesses to work on.”

Conlan has also spoken on the positive impact he’s seen from working with Diaz “It was a smart and good move for me. Working with Pedro has been fantastic, he’s a very smart coach, a very experienced coach who has been through the lot; 21 Olympic champions, 18 world champions.

“He’s got me back to being me. He’s not teaching me new things, not trying to change what I do but using the best assets I have which are my legs, my skill and everything like that. It’s not about trying to have a fight all the time, it’s using my boxing ability and it’s been great.”

“Pedro is smart and he’s watched an awful lot of me – amateur fights, professional fights… He has a full run-down of who I am. After every week of training we review the week, we go over everything and he’ll show me reasons why this happened or that happened. Everything is mathematical, he’s a genius.”

Michael Conlan’s Hometown Return: The Stage is Set for Conlan vs Gill Showdown

The fight will be Conlan’s fourth straight fight at the SSE Arena in Belfast, with two wins against Miguel Marriaga and Karim Guerfi followed by the disappointing title loss to Lopez in May. He is relishing the opportunity to return in front of his fans once again, stating “Coming back to SSE Arena with Matchroom Boxing and a refreshed coaching team? Count me in! I’ve had legendary times here. Jordan’s solid, but he’s the hurdle between me and my goals. December 2nd is going to be a banger, and I can’t wait to catch up with everyone.”

Gill, on the other hand, does not appear intimidated by being the away team in this contest and excited about the chance to cause an upset. “Oh, this is going to be good. Mick’s top-contender material. I’m amped about showing off my moves. Both of us want those World Titles. Trust me, Belfast is going to make some noise, and I’m excited to bring the heat!”

Michael Conlan vs Jordan Gill: High Stakes for Both Fighters

Both fighters find themselves in relatively similar positions ahead of the bout. Conlan will be gearing up for what could be his last run for a world title and Gill will be looking to bounce back from losing his European title. Both have emphatically expressed their title ambitions, and defeat in this fight would cause a huge dent in those aspirations for either side.

Michael Conlan vs Jordan Gill: Fight Night Details at SSE Arena

2nd December at the SSE Arena in Belfast

The event is to start at 7pm (UK), with the main event expected from 10:00pm.

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