Irish featherweight prospect Michael Conlan will be fighting on the week of St. Patrick’s day for the third year in a row when he takes on Ruben Garcia Hernandez in a 10 round bout on March 17th at the Hulu Theater at MSG. The card will presented live via ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET.
Conlan ( 10-0, 6KOs) has amassed a big following in NY especially from those of Irish decent. He draws be crowds the other years fighting around St. Patrick’s Day in NY. Fighting on St. Patrick’s Day this year will make it seem like he is the hometown favorite. Conlan has described MSG as his home away from home. He looks forward to putting on a show for all his NY and Irish fans.
Hernandez (24-3-2, 10KOs) brings experience to the table. He has shared the ring with four division champ Nonito Donaire, Former titlist Randy Caballero and tough contender Rafael Rivera. He looks to pull an upset and stop this rising prospect in his tracks.
Will the prospect add an experienced journeyman and fufill his destiny as the fighting pride of Ireland? or will Hernandez pull the upset and hinder Conlan’s rise to the top? Tune in come fight night and find out!