JAMIE CONLAN TO DEFEND WBO INT-CONT TITLE AGAINST EDISHERASHVILI

By Elliot Foster [@freelancefoz]

Jamie Conlan has been handed an opponent ahead of his next fight.

The Belfast super flyweight is set to defend the WBO Inter-Continental title next month and, following on from his first defence in July, he has been given a far easier task.

Conlan will put his silverware on the line against Georgia’s Gagi Edisherashvili at Dublin’s National Stadium on November 7, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky channel 437/HD 490, Virgin channel 546 and TalkTalk channel 415).

Edisherashvili was offered to Conlan and his team along with Emerson Santos Carvalho and the former, who had been set to take on Ryan Burnett earlier this month before injury forced him out, was chosen by trainer Danny Vaughan.

Should Conlan beat 20-year-old Edisherashvili in his second bill-topping outing in the space of four months at the South Circular Road venue, the undefeated Ulsterman, 29, could be in line for a showdown with rival and former IBF bantamweight champ Paul Butler, who is set for action in December.

The Georgian opponent is a decidedly easier test than Junior Granados, who Conlan went to war with last time out when he picked up a controversial unanimous decision in a titanic tussle in which he was down twice.

But Edisherashvili will give a decent account of himself in what will be his toughest test to date.

The ‘Second Coming’ card, which is presented by MGM Promotions in association with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions, features a whole host of prospects and a pair of all-Irish grudge matches.

Peter McDonagh and Dean Byrne clash for the vacant Irish welterweight title and a win for ‘Cinderella Man’ McDonagh would crown him an Irish champion in three weight divisions.

Meanwhile. the vacant Celtic cruiserweight title will be on the line when Michael Sweeney and Ian Tims square-off in a rematch.

And Jamie Kavanagh, the former Golden Boy-promoted lightweight, accompanies the likes of Ciaran McVarnock, Joe Fitzpatrick, David Maguire, Sean Turner and other up and coming names to complete the card.

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