MICHAEL CONLAN will take on Luis Alberto Lopez for the IBF featherweight title TONIGHT in a huge bout in Belfast.
The Irishman will hold a home advantage this evening in his quest to become a world champion.
Lopez will defend his featherweight title for the first time since beating Josh Warrington in December.
- Main event start time: 9pm BST (approx)
- TV Channel: BT Sport 1
- Live stream: BT Sport app
Michael Conlan celebrates defeating Karim Guerfi in the first round of their featherweight bout at the SSE Arena in Belfast
The bout was stopped dramatically in the 12th and final round as Conlan was knocked out by the champion, and the fight was named Fight of the Year in 2022.
‘Mick’ has since bounced back with a win over Miguel Marriaga in August 2022.
Conlan then defeated Karim Guerfi in his next fight in December with a brutal first-round knockout.
Lopez beat British boxer Josh Warrington in his previous bout and claimed the IBF World Featherweight title.
On Saturday the Mexican will defend the title for the first time since becoming the champion in December.
Who is on the card?
- Luis Alberto Lopez vs. Michael Conlan for IBF featherweight title
- Nick Ball vs. Ludomo Lumati
- Anthony Cacace vs. Damian Wrzesinski
- Conor Quinn vs. Juan Hinostroza
- Padraig McCrory vs. Diego Ramirez
- Pierce O’Leary vs. Alin Ciorceri
- William Hayden vs. Jordan Ellison
- Kieran Molloy vs. Lesther Espino
- Fearghus Quinn vs. Ruben Angulo
- Kurt Walker vs. Maicol Velazco
- James Freeman vs. Jordan Grannum
- Callum Thompson vs. Marian Istrate
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Boxing?
Boxing is a sport where two people try to knock out each other by hitting them in their head and faces. The objective of boxing involves hitting your opponent as hard, but not causing any injury. In order for this to happen, both boxers must be able to throw punches at high speed. They must also have good hand-eye coordination.
What are the 7 punches of boxing?
The seven punches used in boxing include the jab (cross), hook, uppercut; straight right; left hook; and body shot. These punches attack the opponent’s head or body.
What are the different types and uses of boxing gloves?
There are three types: mitts (fingerless mitts), full-fingerered gloves, and mitts (fingerless mitts). Mitten gloves are padded around the knuckles. Fingerless mitts are not padded around the knuckles and still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire hand.
Mittens are useful for striking the fist or punching. Fingerless mitts gloves are designed for striking or punching with your index finger’s index finger. Boxing gloves that are full-fingered can be used to punch with your whole fist.
How long does boxers train for a day?
Boxing trainers usually work out at least 4 hours a day. They spend time learning new moves and practice their punches, as well as studying boxing techniques. Boxers may spar up to ten times per week.
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
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Here are the Essential Skills of Boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is the most loved sport in the world. It consists of two opponents who try to knock out each other’s head. The rules of boxing vary from country to country. There are three types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing can be practiced at school or college. This boxing style includes sparring sessions without protection, using padded gloves. Amateur boxing matches usually consist of three rounds lasting five minutes each. There are many styles to amateur boxing like Kickboxing. Muay Thai. Taekwondo. Karate. Judo. Wrestling.
Boxing is often practiced in gyms or clubs. They wear protective equipment such as mouthpiece, nose guard, shin guards, elbow pads, knee pads, waist belt and groin protector. Professional boxing competitions have six rounds that last four minutes each. There are many styles to professional boxing.
Olympic boxing takes place at the Olympics. International standards require that boxers use special protective gear. The competition lasts approximately three minutes for each round. Olympic boxing has only two styles, Light Flyweight vs Heavyweight.
Boxing’s fundamental skills are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Move your body
There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches require more strength than others. For example, an uppercut is a powerful punch. On the contrary, a straight punch takes less power but is faster than most punches.
There are many combinations of punches. These are combinations of punches that work together to achieve a specific goal. An entire combination could have several parts. For example, a left hook followed by a right cross will cause damage to the opponent’s jaw.
To defend himself from being attacked, a boxer uses his entire body. He does so by using his arms, elbows and hands as well as his knees, knees and legs.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. If he gets kicked, he raises one leg and turns away from his attacker. To avoid being kicked in the side, he bends down if the attacker attacks from the front. He will block the kick with his foot if the attack is coming from behind.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly means that your opponent is hit with your forearm. However, indirectly means that your elbow strike is delivered with another part or your arm.
Boxers use their hands to block incoming blows. They raise their fists high above their heads and point them in the direction of an attack. Then they make contact with the attacker’s fist.
Boxers who are subject to a punch to their stomachs, abdomens, or chests should bend at the knees to absorb the impact. Knee strikes are often used for defense purposes.
Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. This allows him to put distance between himself, his opponent, and the ring. In addition, when delivering a counter-attack, a boxer should keep his balance.
To box effectively, a boxer must establish a stance. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. Boxers can take many different stances. These are some of our most favorite:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
A boxer must be able to move around his opponent in order to win a fight. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.
To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. You can rotate at different speeds depending upon the punch.
The timing of each punch will determine the effectiveness and efficiency of a combination. A combination of strong and weak punches will produce a good result.
Sparring is an exercise session to improve boxing skills. Sparring is a training session that helps a boxer train his mind and body. Sparring is a way to learn how to fight without getting hurt.
It is important to be patient and dedicated when learning how to box. Boxing is a sport that requires dedication and perseverance.