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Matchroom Boxing have announced that Michael Conlan return to his home city of Belfast against Jordan Gill on December 2nd as both look to return to winning ways after suffering losses last time out.
The announcement comes after Conlan confirmed he had split with former promoters Top Rank earlier today.
Caiomhin Agyarko also faces Troy Williamson on a packed undercard at the SSE Arena.
The card was confirmed in the ring during the DAZN broadcast of Leigh Wood‘s WBA featherweight title defence against Josh Warrington in Sheffield.
Conlan and Gill meet in crossroads fight
Conlan suffered his second loss in four fights last time out when IBF featherweight champion Luis Alberto Lopez halted him inside five rounds in May.
The defeat in Belfast came 14 months after a brutal last-gasp knockout defeat to Leigh Wood in Nottingham which saw Conlan sent to hospital after being knocked through the ring ropes.
The 31-year-old confirmed his intentions to continue fighting shortly after the loss to Lopez this year.
Conlan did however confirm that he had parted ways with previous promoter Top Rank earlier today shortly before the Gill fight was announced.
“I’ve decided to part ways with @toprank,” the statement began.
“What a ride it was, from my debut at The Garden in 2017 up until now. I’m very thankful and grateful to work with such a great company, but now I feel it’s time for a change. Thank you Bob and the whole team at TR.”
Gill (27-2-1, 8KOs) heads into the Conlan fight 14 months on from a fourth-round defeat to Kiko Martinez which saw the Peterborough man surrender his European featherweight title.
The 29-year-old was floored on four separate occasions before trainer Dave Coldwell saved him from further punishment in his second pro loss in 30 outings.
Gill’s previous fight also saw him take a lot of punishment before he came from behind to secure a sensational comeback against Karim Guerfi in round nine.
Agyarko meets Williamson on stacked undercard
Belfast super-welterweight Caiomhin Agyarko faces his toughest test yet as he faces County Durham’s former British champion Troy Williamson.
The pair have enjoyed several verbal exchanges over social media in recent months and will finally meet in the ring over ten rounds.
Belfast welterweights Tyrone McKenna and Lewis Crocker also meet over ten rounds while Liverpool’s Sam Maxwell takes on Sean McComb in his home city at super-lightweight.