John Joe Nevin will make his pro debut against Albert Candalaria in the House of Blues in Boston on St Patrick's Day.

The Puerto Rican has been confirmed as the opponent for the London 2012 silver medallists in a six-round bout.

The show is being co-promoted by Murphys Boxing (Dropkick Murphys) and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy and will be televised in the US by Fox Sports and in Ireland on BoxNation.

Nevin, who is signed with Green Blood of Philadelphia and Berkeley Sports and Media of the UK, has been in Philadelphia for the last two months training.

The 17 March promotion will also feature Dubliner Jamie Kavanagh against an opponent yet to be named.