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SUN­DAY June 25, 2017

RIS­ING North­ern Ir­ish prospect Michael Conlan is happy to not be the main fo­cus as he pre­pares to fight Jar­rett Owen on Manny Pac­quiao’s un­der­card this week­end (July 2).

“I’m ex­pect­ing him to come out and give it a go and try to cause an upset,” Conlan tells Box­ing News.

“One hun­dred per cent I’m ex­pect­ing a tougher chal­lenge than I got from [Al­fredo] Chanez.”

With the main fo­cus on July 2 set to be on Pac­quiao in his lat­est out­ing against Aus­tralia’s home hope Jeff Horn, Conlan has the added ben­e­fit of less pres­sure be­ing on his shoul­ders.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to it! It has been fan­tas­tic be­ing the main event for my first two pro fights, but for this one I can just go and en­joy my­self and not have that added pres­sure,” he stated.

“Yes [there’s less pres­sure]. I don’t think I’ve per­formed to even half my abil­ity yet. So I’m look­ing for­ward to show­ing the box­ing world what I’m about.”

WHERE TO WATCH PAC­QUIAO BOXNATION an­nounce that they have se­cured the ex­clu­sive UK broad­cast rights to Pac­quiao’s fight with Horn this week­end.

Jim Mc­munn, Boxnation Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, says: “We are de­lighted to show­case Manny’s fight with the un­beaten Jeff Horn.”

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