Ireland’s Olympic Hero Conlan NYC Fight Week Schedule

Posted: March 11, 2017 in Professional Boxing
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CONLAN TO AMERICA!
 
ONE WEEK UNTIL IRELAND’S OLYMPIC HERO
MICHAEL CONLAN’S
PRO DEBUT ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY
AT THE “O’MECCA OF BOXING”
THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
 
* FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE * 
 

NEW YORK (March 10, 2017) — It is T-Minus ONE WEEK and counting until Ireland’s Olympic hero MICHAEL “MICK” CONLAN celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by making his professional debut — headlining  a special card at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.  Conlan’s pro debut, which will be as a featherweight, in a six-round bout against Tim Ibarra (4-4, 1 KO), of Denver, is set for the evening of  Friday, March 17, at the “O’Mecca of Boxing.”  And to put an exclamation point on the occasion, fellow countryman and  UFC superstar and lightweight champion Conor McGregorhas accepted Conlan’s invitation to walk him into the ring!

Conlan joins an elite group of fellow Olympic medalists, including George Foreman, Evander Holyfield and Jermaine Taylor, to make his professional debut on boxing’s most hallowed ground.  But Conlan is the only one to make his debut as the main event.  Over 500 fans from Ireland have purchased tickets and are expected to be in attendance, rooting on the man who drove the snakes out of the Olympics last summer.

The card will also feature junior lightweight  ROBSON CONCEICAO (2-0, 1 KO)the first Brazilian boxer to win Olympic gold (2016), and undefeated welterweight contender ALEX SAUCEDO (23-0, 14 KOs) of Oklahoma City, in separate bouts.

 
* CONLAN TO AMERICA FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE *
(All Times are Eastern Daylight Time)
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 14
MEDIA WORKOUTS
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
10:30 a.m.     Media Reports.  Enter glass Doors at 33rd St. and 8th Ave.
11:00 a.m.     Tim Ibarra
11:20 a.m.     Robson Conceicao and Alex Saucedo
11:40 a.m.     Michael Conlan
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 
FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE LUNCHEON
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
10:30 a.m.    Media Report.  Enter glass doors at 33rd St. and 8th Ave.
11:00 a.m.    Press Conference Begins
Noon             Luncheon
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
1:00 p.m.     Media Report.  Enter glass doors at 33rd and 8th Ave.
 2:00 p.m.     Fighters on the Scale
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 17  
FIGHT NIGHT!
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
6:45 p.m.     Doors Open
7:00 p.m.     First Fight
 
MEDIA CREDENTIALS:  Accredited media may pick up their credentials the night of the fight at the Media Entrance (Glass doors at 33rd St. and 8th Ave.) from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
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Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Hennessy and Madison Square Garden, remaining tickets to Conlan’s pro debut are priced at $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50.  They can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com.
The main event bouts will be televised in the U.S. on UniMás and Univision Deportes, beginning at 11 p.m. ET / PT; live to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland via Box Nation and live to Brasil via SporTV.  Ireland will also have access to a primetime delay via RTE
For fight updates go to www.toprank.com
Use the Hashtag #MickConlan to join the conversation on Twitter.  
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