The official weigh-in for Michael Conlan's homecoming bout — Saturday evening at Falls Park against Diego Alberto Ruiz — was a relatively subdued affair compared to what will be a raucous, sold-out atmosphere when he steps into the ring.
Conlan (11-0, 6 KOs), one of the sport's top featherweight contenders, will face his hardest test to date against Ruiz (21-2, 10 KOs). Conlan-Ruiz will headline the ESPN+ stream starting at 5 p.m ET. The undercard stream, which will begin at 3 p.m. ET, will feature the middleweight showdown between Luis Arias (18-1-1, 9 KOs) and Dublin native Luke Keeler (16-2-1, 5 KOs).
Two days before the big event, part of the annual Féile an Phobail summer festival, this is what everybody had to say.
ESPN+ (5 p.m. ET)
Michael Conlan 125.6 lbs vs. Diego Alberto Ruiz 124.8 lbs
(Conlan's WBO Intercontinental and vacant WBA Intercontinental Featherweight titles - 10 Rounds)
Chris Jenkins 146.4 lbs vs. Paddy Gallagher 147 lbs
(Jenkins' British and vacant Commonwealth Welterweight titles - 12 Rounds)
ESPN+ (3 p.m. ET)
Luis Arias 161.5 lbs vs. Luke Keeler 161.1 lbs
(Middleweight - 10 Rounds)
Steve Collins Jr. 167.1 lbs vs. Padraig McCrory 167.1 lbs
(Super Middleweight - 8 Rounds)
Sean McComb 142 lbs vs. Renald Garrido 143 lbs
(Super Lightweight - 8 Rounds)