Mick Conlan began his professional career last night in New York with a third round stoppage of Tim Ibarra.
The fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden saw thousands of Irish descend upon the historic venue, creating a memorable atmosphere.
The occasion drew plaudits from boxers and media all over the world.
Welcome to the pro ranks champ… I'm gonna enjoy watching your story unfold! It'll be a journey and a half. Good luck 👊🍀👊 https://t.co/DcxNHvF2e3
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) March 18, 2017
— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) March 18, 2017
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) March 18, 2017
— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) March 18, 2017
The world has got a new superstar @mickconlan11 enjoy every second of it mate , not just a world class fighter your a world class person
— derry mathews (@derrymathews23) March 18, 2017
Conlan’s fellow Irish fighters hailed the Belfast man.
— Bernard Dunne (@Bernard_Dunne) March 18, 2017
Congrats @mickconlan11 on your great win tonight lad the journey has started buzzing for you 👊🏼🇮🇪 enjoy the celebrations
— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) March 18, 2017
— Alanna Audley-Murphy (@Alanna543) March 18, 2017
Well done @mickconlan11 .. going to be a great road to watch!!
— Steven Ward (@Stevenward_) March 18, 2017
And finally there was Conlan’s proud as punch older brother.
— Jamie Conlan (@JamieConlan11) March 18, 2017
Jamie Conlan joins Gavan Casey and Joe O’Neill for Episode 3 of The Irish Boxing Show: