History says that Michael Conlan is the best amateur fighter ever to come out of the country of Ireland. After an impressive debut victory in his first pro fight, Conlan is determined to take his game to another level and looks to continue to re-write the history books.
The 25-year-old super-bantamweight fighter from Belfast, Northern Ireland bursted onto the boxing scene by winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Conan carried that medal momentum into the 2015 World Championships and proceeded to win the gold medal at Doha.
After great success as an amateur, the Irish sensation was signed to Bob Arum’s promotional boxing group, Top Rank. Last March, he competed in his first professional fight and won by technical knockout in the 3rd round over Tim Ibarra.
Conlan has a unique ability to move in the ring and uses his athleticism and quickness to excel as a boxer. He also has solid power for a super-bantamweight but says that he needs to improve on his inside game.
“My short-term goal is to become a world champion…as far as long-term goals, I want to become a three-weight world champion and the best fighter ever from Ireland,” Conlan expressed.