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‘I want Conlan’ – serial entertainer calls out Top Rank stablemate Michael Conlan

All action American Adam Lopez [14(6)-2(1)] wants a piece of the Michael Conlan [13(7)-0] action.

The 24-year-old became a two weight NABF champion with a majority points decision win over Luis Coria in the Top Rank bubble late last week and wasn’t long about name dropping his promotional stablemate.

Having been dropped in his two previous fights – one a defeat to former world champion and Michael Conlan training partner Oscar Valdez – before coming through a war behind closed doors last week, Lopez would prefer to bank some learning rounds and have an easier night next time out.

However, the Belfast man is on his radar. He believes Conlan will be given a world title in the very near future and would like to be the Olympic medal winners first defence.

“I want Conlan,” he told Boxing Social.

“I definitely would love that fight. I think he has a lot of hype behind him and I think they will get him a title before me. If that’s the case I would love to be challenging him for his belt. Conlan that’s the one, Shakur [Stevenson], if he stays at 126 is another, [Jessie] Magdelano is a good fight, [Isac] Dogboe is a good fight – and they good thing is they are all Top Rank, under the same banner and [they] should be easy to make.”

Fans couldn’t attend Lopez’s last bout as the Las Vegas Casino’s were not open to crowds, meaning a lot more people are visiting online casinos.

Lopez seems aware he would be the B side going into a clash with one of Bob Arums favourites, but claims that wouldn’t unsettle him.

The Buddy McGrit trained ‘Blunose’ is willing to travel if needs be and seems confident of victory regardless of venue.

“They definitely have more money behind them and they would probably want him to fight in his home town or New York where he usually fights, that wouldn’t be a problem.

“I am used to going into home towns, being the underdog and having everyone against me. I’ll take that risk and I believe I’d win that fight.”

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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com