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Conlan: I won’t settle for bronze I am going for gold

MICHAEL Conlan isn’t ready to celebrate becoming a Commonwealth gold medal winner.

The bantamweight star progressed secured at least bronze for team Northern Ireland with victory over Bashir Nasir in Glasgow today, but insists he has gold in his lethal sights.

Indeed the Belfast fighter insists a bronze medal has no place on his mantle piece, adding he won’t even be happy with silver.

“I am not thinking about the [bronze] medal at all. Gold is the only one I want. Another bronze medal? Bronze medals don’t mean anything. I have a bronze medal from the Olympics, I don’t want another one. I don’t want silver either, just gold,” he told Sports Mole immediately after his bout.

Conlan caught the eye with his third win in the contest today, but again insisted he hasn’t produced his best in the tournament so far.

“I am happy enough with my performance out there. I can perform 10 times better than that. It was a bit boring because it was an awkward opponent and I had to be careful with his head. The better opponent I face, the better I will fight.”


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