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.
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.