Hef­fron among im­pres­sive bill at Arena

Rossendale Free Press - - Sport -

BOXING ROSSENDALE boxer Mark Hef­fron will have some big names along­side him when he makes his re­turn to the ring on De­cem­ber 22 - af­ter Irish star Michael Con­lan was added to the bill.

Hef­fron chal­lenges for the va­cant Bri­tish mid­dleweight ti­tle on the card at the Manch­ester Arena, which is head­lined by an IBF feath­er­weight ti­tle fight be­tween Josh War­ring­ton and Carl Framp­ton.

The 26-year-old is still search­ing for an op­po­nent for the fight, af­ter for­mer cham­pion Ja­son Welborn va­cated the ti­tle in or­der to take on world cham­pion Jar­rett Hurd on De­cem­ber 1.

Con­lan is the lat­est big name added to the event, and he is look­ing for­ward to get­ting back in ac­tion and com­pet­ing on a packed show that in­cludes the likes of Hef­fron.

“I am re­ally ex­cited to be fight­ing on this card, es­pe­cially as it in­cludes my sta­ble­mate and friend Carl Framp­ton,” said Con­lan.

“I am look­ing to step up in class and reach 10-0 as a pro­fes­sional by Christ­mas when the Con­lan rev­o­lu­tion rolls into Manch­ester.”

Also join­ing the card will be Olympic hero Paddy Barnes and un­beaten light heavy­weight con­tender Steven Ward, with both men hail­ing from Belfast.

Mersey­side will be rep­re­sented too as Liver­pool’s 9-0 wel­ter­weight prospect Sam Maxwell re­turns to ac­tion on the show along with Formby’s 6-0 heavy­weight Alex Dick­in­son. Der­byshire’s highly touted cruis­er­weight Jack Massey will also fea­ture.

Tick­ets for the event are avail­able and can be pur­chased di­rect from Hef­fron him­self by con­tact­ing him through so­cial me­dia.

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