Mick Conlan has turned his darkest hour into a positive according to his brother Jamie.
The younger of the two boxing brothers was rightly furious and upset when he was denied his Olympic dream by the now-infamous Vladimir Nikitin robbery.
However, in the weeks that followed, the much sought after amateur World champion has set himself new goals and is looking on the bright side reveals his brother.
“He’s actually been really good,” Commonwealth super flyweight champion Conlan told Irish-boxing.com when asked about his younger sibling.
“The few days after the fight were dark but then he turned everything very positive and set himself into his next goals. He has moved forward, he’s very strong minded and now has his sights set on big things.”
Those big things look set to play out in the pro ring as Conlan looks certain to ditch the vest.
There is a race on for the signature of the talented Belfast man’s signature. Brother Jamie, who tops a Belfast bill on November 5th, revealed there are a number of tempting offers on the table for the London 2012 bronze medal winner, but has urged the amateur standout to take his time regarding putting pen to paper.
“I’ve been sworn to secrecy with Mick’s next move!” he joked when asked what promoter is leading the race.
“To be honest, I don’t know where’s he going to sign there’s some really amazing offers on the table, but he has to take his time before his next step.”