Andy Lee backs Mick Conlan to prosper under Adam Booth

If you want to know exactly what Adam Booth can add to Michael Conlan’s already renowned arsenal there are none more qualified than Andy Lee to comment.

The former middleweight World champion teamed up with the London based trainer after the majority of his career was spent under the tutelage of the late great Emanuel Stewart  at the famous Kronk Gym.

‘The Dark Lord’ and the Limerick favourite formed a formidable team and the relationship eventually ended up with Lee defeating Matt Korobov to become WBO middleweight champion of the World back in December of 2014.

Key to that win was Lee’s massive right hook and his ability to land effective power punches. While the fighter, who is no considering retirement after seeing a chance to fight Danny Jacobs fall through, always had one punch knockout power he claims it’s something that Booth had worked on since they teamed up.

That focus on inflicting damage is one of a number of things the former World champ believes Conlan’s new coach will add to his game.

“Michael was probably the best amateur in the world when he was amateur in 2016 – the Olympics aside – so there’s huge potential there. There’s obviously immense talent and nobody better than Adam Booth to mould that.” – according to Andy Lee on Off The Ball.

One thing he’ll get with Adam is punching power. The way Adam trains, the pad work, the gym sessions it’s all geared toward explosive power.”


Interestingly enough in the case of another Irish fighter in the London stable, World bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett, Booth felt it best to apply some reigns. 

Burnett was all but ordered against going for the kill to early as the pair worked toward World title success. Indeed, the Belfast man took his foot of the gas in a number of fights after he dropped or hurt foes during the period before he defeated Lee Haskins to become IBF champion.
So in that regard it will be interesting to see what Conlan a fighter who despite his talent is still effectively learning the pro side of the game, albeit under the spot light, is asked to do come his ring return on March 17.
Though his opponent is yet to be determined, bettors can basically bank on Michael Conlan (5-0, 4 KOs) finishing his next fight (March 17th at MSG) before the final bell. If you are looking for a trusted sportsbook then listed here are detailed reviews from Bet365 to Paddy Power, based on deposits, payouts and overall performance.
You can be guaranteed as soon as Conlan’s opponent is announced, the majority of these books will have odds on this St. Patrick’s Day match up. Now training with Adam Booth, Conlan is developing a more aggressive style, and his next opponent is not likely to be a top-tier bantamweight. There’s a 2/7 chance (77.8%) he wins by KO on St. Patrick’s Day.

 

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