Michael “Mick” Conlan hopes to author a career-best victory on Friday as he face former junior featherweight world champion – T.J Doheny in front of his hometown fans at Falls Park, around the corner from where the two-time Irish Olympian was raised.

Conlan and Doheny, who were scheduled to fight in a 10-rounder at junior featherweight, will now be competing for the WBA interim featherweight world title.

“It’s an all-Irish fight, the biggest all-Irish fight in the last 40 years or so,” said the Belfast native.

“What I’m really excited for is that TJ will have his own fan base, and I’ll have my massive fan base out here in Belfast.

“It will make a difference from my last fights. I’m really excited. I’ve been putting the work in, and I know what I need to do.”

Conlan-Doheny will stream live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+. The scheduled five-fight stream, which also includes unbeaten Irish welterweight prospect Paddy “Real Deal” Donovan.

By Francis Aduo