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‘Disappointed’ Conlan calls for a better calibre of opponent

Michael Conlan has called for better opposition after again being left disappointed after a pro fight.

In a dominant performance, Conlan knocked out Mexico’s Alfredo Chanez in the third round of the main event of Top Rank’s “Solo Boxeo” before a crowd of 2,574 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

The Belfast fighter gave himself an ‘F’ grade following his debut clash in New York on March 17th and was similarly self critical after his second pro win in Chicago last night.

However, this time around he seems aware that opponent Chanez played a big part in preventing the talented prospect from performing to his best.

“It’s my first time in against a guy who was completely negative and trying to survive from the start and complaining about nothing at times but it’s a part of the pro game when you fight these type of guys,” the Belfast super bamtamweight said afterwards.

“They are there to try and make you look bad and there to survive.”

“I’m not very happy with my performance tonight, but it is what it is, and we got the victory. This is all part of the process. Next up is Brisbane, Australia. I hope they’re ready for the ‘Conlan Revolution.'”

When he makes the trip Down Under to fight on Manny Pacquiao’s return wants an upgrade in opponent, a foe that will be adventurous and allow Conlan to show his talents.

“For my next fight, I want a better opponent, one that is going to challenge me and that is a real threat. I think with a better opponent I’m going to show what I’m made of and what I can do,” Conlan said post the fight.

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