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Michael Conlan can now leave Olympic pain behind him


Ex-Olympic amateur Michael Conlan was fined the maximum of 10,000 Swiss Francs by amateur boxing’s governing body for his post-Olympic Games defeat interview last summer, where he called out the IABA for cheating and corruption.

The Irish fighter was controversially adjudged to have lost to Russian Vladimir Nikitin before he launched into an expletive-filled rant which prompted a huge response on social media and the boxing community; mostly in general support of a clear frustrated fighter.

This week, Conlan said: “Even if the fine was £10, I wouldn’t pay it. It’s about principle….I’m done with the IABA”. Conlan has since signed with Top Rank and is set to make his professional debut at Madison Square Gardens on St Patrick’s weekend in 2017, where punters can go to https://freebets.uk to find out all the latest betting odds ahead of his upcoming fight.

A world champion at bantamweight in the amateur ranks, Conlan is one of the most decorated amateur fighters to ever come out of Ireland and make the transition to professional boxing. Fighting at MSG for his pro debut will be something of a dream come true after the Olympics fiasco…

The 25-year old Belfast native can now leave the pain and frustration suffered in Rio and work toward building a hugely exciting professional career, he is certainly at the correct gym to develop his skill set and professional mindset.

His defiance and bravery in the face of adversity makes Conlan a young man ahead of his years and he is right up there with the most promising Irish boxers and he’s certainly the one to watch out for in 2017.


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years