Featherweight contender Michael Conlan will resume his career on August 6th in Belfast.

The opponent and venue have yet to be revealed.

Conlan fought in Belfast back in August of last year, when he picked up a twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion TJ Doheny to secure the WBA's interim-title at 126-pounds.

That victory granted him a mandatory shot at WBA "regular" champion Leigh Wood.

The fight with Wood was filled with a drama and had an explosive ending.

In the very first round, Conlan dropped Wood hard and nearly had him out cold. It took several rounds for Wood to work his way back in the fight. The tide quickly turned in the eleventh, when Wood scored a knockdown of a tiring Conlan.

And then in a stunning twelfth, Wood - who was down on all three of the official cards - trapped Conlan against the ropes and knocked him out cold. An unconscious Conlan fell back through the ropes and crashed hard on the arena floor. The fight was quickly waved off.

The loss dropped the Olympian's record to 16-1 with 8 wins by knockout.

Although Conlan wanted an immediate rematch, Wood is going in another direction and wants to secure a potential fight with Leo Santa Cruz.