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Mick Conlan eyeing 2017 Professional Debut

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An announcement on Mick Conlan‘s pro future will be made “soon enough,” according to the AIBA World champion.

Despite, due to circumstances seemingly beyond his control, failing to win a medal at the recent Rio Olympics, the bantamweight is still one of the most sought-after prospects in the sport.

Already the subject of interest from numerous promoters, Conlan is currently negotiating contracts and promises that news on a deal is just around the corner.

Speaking on the Anton Savage Show on Today FM this morning, Conlan revealed that an announcement on which promoter he will team up with will be made “soon.”

“I will definitely turn professional and it will be announced soon enough,” Conlan teased.

“At the minute I’m still going through contract negotiations and stuff. Picking the right team and the right coaches is another path I have to go down.”

While he had previously hinted, the Belfast 24 year old also confirmed that his debut will not take place this calendar year, telling the presenter that “I don’t think you should worry about anything this year. I think you’re free enough this year.”

“You don’t have to get any tickets or book any flights this year. You’ll find out soon but it’ll not be this year anyway.”

“I’m looking forward to it, but it’s all going to take a bit of time.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie