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Conlan secures fifth professional win in New York

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Michael Conlan has finished his first year as a professional boxer by beating Luis Fernando Molina on points in New York.

The Belfast featherweight secured the unanimous victory at Madison Square Gardens on Saturday night to take his record to five wins out of five.

The fight was part of the undercard to the WBO World Super Featherweight title clash between Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux.

The Ukranian retained his belt after Rigondeaux retired in the sixth round.

Unbeaten Conlan aims for big performance

Conlan is back in Madison Square Garden this weekend, where he made his professional debut

Since his controversial exit from the Rio Olympics last summer, Michael Conlan has not looked back.

Amassing a 4-0 record, with four stoppages, the 2012 bronze medallist hopes to end his first year in the professional ranks unbeaten.

He faces tough Argentinian Luis Fernando Molina on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko vs.Guillermo Rigondeaux fight at Madison Square Garden in New York.

It will be the fourth time the Belfast-born super-bantamweight has fought on US soil and sees him return to the scene of his debut victory, against Tim Ibarra.

Molina has never been stopped, but Conlan hopes to put in a performance that will move him one step closer to the world title he craves, as Simon McIntyre reports.

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Veteran star Donaire hints at potential Frampton fight

Former four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire has taken to Twitter to tease a potential box office bout with Carl Frampton.

The Filipino Flash has won belts from flyweight to super bantamweight and at one stage went on a 30-fight, twelve year winning streak.

That tear was ended by unbeaten Cuban fighter Guillermo Rigondeaux, often touted as a potential opponent for Frampton in the past.

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Now it appears Donaire is keen to make a fight happen and may be willing to come to Belfast, tweeting "C U in the ring wherever U want the fight 2b".

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Carl Frampton beats Horacio Garcia on points on return to ring

Carl Frampton defeats Horacio Garcia in a Featherweight Contest at the SSE Arena, Belfast. Credit: Presseye

Carl Frampton secured a win on his return to boxing in his home city of Belfast on Saturday night.

He beat Mexican Horacio Garcia on a unanimous points decision after going all 10 rounds in their non-title contest at the SSE Arena.

It was Frampton's first fight since losing his WBA world featherweight belt to Leo Santa Cruz in January.

Fellow Northern Irishman Jamie Conlan missed out on the IBF super-flyweight title after he was stopped in the sixth round by Jerwin Ancajas on the undercard.

Frampton makes weight for Garcia fight

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Carl Frampton says he's going to put in a spectacular performance on Saturday night.

In July 'The Jackal' missed the weight ahead of his cancelled bout with Andres Gutierrez, but that wasn't a problem during Friday's weigh-in for his fight against Horacio Garcia in Belfast’s SSE arena.

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Belfast's Frampton set for return to ring

Belfast boxer Carl Frampton is set to make his big comeback in front of fans in his home city.

The Jackal will headline the 'Frampton Reborn' bill, which also features Jamie Conlan and Paddy Barnes, this weekend.

The former two-weight world champion is looking to get his career back on track, after what he described as his "worst year".

Frampton suffered his first professional defeat, then ended up parting company with his management team.

Frampton aims to end 2017 with 'fresh start' win

It's just under two weeks until the return of the Jackal to the ring, when Carl Frampton will headline what he believes will be the biggest show Ireland has ever hosted.

The Belfast fighter went from becoming Northern Ireland's first two weight world champion, to falling out of love with boxing within the space of a year.

Frampton says he's hoping the end a tough 2017 on a high.

He said: "This year has been a terrible year, 2017, considering 2016 was the best year of my professional career.

"So this is a completely fresh start.

"A lot of things have changed recently for me but I'm feeling good for it, I want to put that all behind me and finish on a win."

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