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Michael Conlan is Nikitin free

Michael Conlan promises to be in a special event when he boxes at Falls Park, writes Elliot Worsell
Conlan and Ruiz  |  MTK Global

ACCORDING to the script, Michael Conlan was supposed to fight Vladimir Nikitin this Saturday (August 3) at Falls Park, Belfast, the idea being that he would gain revenge for the farcical decision he lost to the Russian at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Instead, just as he was robbed in Rio, Conlan has been robbed of his shot at redemption following the withdrawal of Nikitin due to a bicep injury. He must now console himself with a 10-rounder against Argentina’s Diego Alberto Ruiz.

Argentina’s Ruiz MTK Global

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