Michael Conlan to fight in Chicago

The May 26th bout will be the second of Conlan's professional career

Michael Conlan to fight in Chicago

Michael Conlan (left) fighting Tim Ibarra in March. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Hogan

Michael Conlan's second professional fight has been set.

The former amateur World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist will fight in Chicago on May 26th. No opponent has yet been confirmed.

Conlan made his professional debut in March, with a St. Patrick's Day bout against Tim Ibarra in Madison Square Garden. The Belfast fighter was a comfortable winner, taking less than three rounds to record his first win in the paid ranks. 

The 25-year-old will headline a fight card for the second time in a row, after his New York debut. According to ESPN, Conlan will be in the main event of the UniMás-televised card. The show will be broadcast to a large Spanish-speaking population in America, and may increase the fighter's popularity Stateside.

May's bout could begin a busy Summer for the Belfast fighter. Earlier this week, he revealed on Twitter that there is a "likely" chance he could be on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao's fight against Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2nd.

Conlan's fight announcement caps a busy week for Ireland's Rio 2016 Olympic boxing team. In recent days, David Oliver Joyce has confirmed he is turning professional, while it was also revealed Katie Taylor's fight in Wembley later this month with be an eliminator for a World Title.