Michael Conlan’s St. Patrick’s Day Bout

Former Irish Olympic boxer Michael Conlan is set to continue his rise to stardom by fighting on St. Patrick’s Day at Madison Square Garden next month. The Belfast-born featherweight will return to the scene of his first ever professional fight hoping to make it six wins from six fights. Conlan was controversially beaten at the 2012 Olympics and came away with a bronze medal for his efforts. Since then, he has not looked back, causing a storm on the professional boxing scene with five TKOs from six bouts.

Michael Conlan is set to continue his rise to stardom. 

The 26-year-old defeated Luis Fernando Molina on the undercard of Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux last December, making boxing fans around the world stand up and take notice. Conlan’s opponent has yet to be revealed but it is expected that a large crowd of Irish supporters will travel to the Big Apple with tickets on presale already via Ticketmaster. The fighter has recently moved to London to increase his training with Adam Booth, widely known as one of the best coaches in the sport. Other talents currently part of Booth’s stable include David Haye, George Groves, who recently defeated Chris Eubank Jr, and Andy Lee.

Conlan has yet to reach the top 100 of the IBO featherweight rankings but could force his way in with another victory. Possible opponents are Isaac Zarate and Takahiro Yamamoto, both of whom are close to the Irishman in the rankings. Yet another comprehensive win against an established opponent would propel Conlan even higher up the featherweight pyramid, and ever closer to a title shot.


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