New York's legendary Madison Square Garden will be awash with St Patrick's Day celebrations on Saturday but the boxing hero fans are relying on to lead the party, Michael Conlan, must remain dispassionate.
In his first fight under new trainer Adam Booth, the gifted Irish featherweight faces a significant step up in class against heavy-handed Hungarian David Berna (15-2-KO14).
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Michael Conlan will face former world title challenger Adeilson Dos Santos
Conlan added: "I'm signed to Top Rank and Bob Arum, so it's great to have so many Irish people living in the U.S or travelling over to come and watch me fight.
"I had Conor McGregor ringwalk with me for my debut and that was nice because it was the first time. It was more of an event than a boxing match.
"Now, I don't mind who ringwalks with me. I can stand on my own and Madison Square Garden already feels like a home from home for me.
"I'm not the kind of fighter to start picking names out and talk trash about anyone but this time next year, I want to be challenging for world titles."