Tempers flared between Michael Conlan and TJ Doheny as they had a heated back and forth during their final press conference.

The event takes place at Falls Park in Belfast on Friday as part of the Feile an Phobail festival, and will be broadcast live on ESPN+ in the USA, and on Fite TV for the rest of the world.

The press conference took place on Tuesday, and things got tense between Conlan and Doheny as they sat down in front of the media.

Doheny said: “The fight was agreed upon before I even started by camp to be 10 rounds at super-bantamweight. He’s running down from 126lbs to 122lbs and can’t even make the weight.

"I’m coming here as the away fighter and everyone keeps mentioning that, but the best performances of my career seem to be when I am the away fighter. You see that with the shifts I’ve put in.

“I got the world title in Japan, and then fought Roman and a lot of people thought I won that fight. Roman won’t be fazed by the crowd on Friday, and I’m excited to fight in front of the Belfast crowd.

“They’re the most passionate fans in the world, and I’d love to have a city like that behind me. I’m a bit of a road warrior and I keep upsetting the odds.”

Conlan said: “Stop bottling it. Are you going to walk away? No, so the fight is happening. I’ll box the ears off you on Friday night.

“I’m the better fighter and I’ll be victorious. No matter what he tries to bring, I’ll be the one getting my hand raised on Friday night.

"I can’t wait to be back in Belfast. I don’t think there was a better atmosphere in Ireland all year round than when we fought here in 2019, and it’s going to be special again this week.”