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Ulster fly planning pro life in Australia rather than trip to Tokyo and the Olympics

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Conor Quinn is no longer an Olympic flyweight option.

The talented 21-year-old would have been a person of High Performance interest. He would have been in Bernard Dunne and co’s thinking with regard to who they send at 52kgs to the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in the Spring of next year.

Not quite top of the pile in a division that consists of reigning champion Adam Hession, Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine and now European Games light flyweight bronze medal winner Regan Buckley, but the Clonard fighter would have been fancied by some to make an impression at the upcoming National Elite Championships.

However, Quinn won’t weigh in for the biggest National Elite’s of the current Olympic cycle.

Instead the six time Irish Champion will explore options in Australia. Quinn has held positive discussions with Fortitude Boxing Gym and looks set to team up with Steve Deller and co in Brisbane.

The flyweight is Down Under bound and will relocate to Australia. While there he will train at the Fortitude, but he has revealed to the Irish News nothing is set in stone with regard to turning over as of yet.

“I want to take a couple of months out there to get settled, I’ll be training in the gym day in, day out. They’ve already done so much for me up to now, so that’s where I want to be.

“There’s nothing set in stone yet but, hopefully if all goes to plan, one day I’ll be a professional boxing champion out of the Fortitude gym.”

Newry’s Conor Wallace is currently training in the Fortitude gym and has just won the Australian light heavyweight title, while welterweight Nathan Wilson made official his link up with the gym last week.


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