Olympian Michael Conlan (16-1, 8 KOs) is nonetheless hoping to secure a rematch with WBA “typical” featherweight winner Leigh Wooden.
Again in March, Conlan almost knocked Wooden out in the very first spherical. Wooden was forced to rally in the championship rounds – dropping Conlan in the eleventh and knocking him out in the twelfth and last round.
Conlan is scheduled to return to the ring in August from risky Miguel Marriaga.
Must he defeat Marriaga, the Irish star would like Wooden at the close of the calendar year.
The WBA purchased a consolidation battle among Wooden and ‘super’ winner Leo Santa Cruz – which may or might not occur.
“I accomplished almost everything probable to make that rematch occur but the scenario has appear up with Santa Cruz and it appears like that combat is heading to occur, it’s likely to purse bids,” Conlan tells Irish-boxing.com.
“He states he needs to have greater fights than the rematch, but the rematch is the largest combat. I know he would be prepared to a lot less funds to combat a Josh Warrington or other unification fights. That’s what was said in the immediate aftermath which is dumb in my belief.
“We wanted the rematch, I have been told Eddie Hearn, Matchroom and DAZN have achieved out to Prime Rank about performing it in the wintertime. All currently being effectively with Leigh Wooden will continue to be winner then, ideally so, but I can comprehend why he wouldn’t want the rematch.
“I’ll be sincere I cannot see him getting winner right after a Leo Santa Cruz struggle. If you appear at our combat and question who did that take additional out of, persons will say me since I bought knocked out but in conditions of injury, he took way much more hurt than me to the head, to the human body, in all places. I’d be apprehensive about him battling any individual next since he took that considerably harm.”