Olympic medallists Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan seeking sponsors
Olympic heroes Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan are looking for sponsors as they prepare for the Rio games next summer.
Barnes, a bronze medallist at both the Beijing and London games, and Conlan, who also took bronze in 2012, have taken to Twitter to try and source sponsors to aid with their preparation costs.
Sponsors needed! World championships are a month away and Im looking for sponsors to come on board and help me on my way to gold #TEAMCONLAN— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) September 4, 2015
Contact me on this or through email if interested! Michaelconlanboxing@hotmail.co.uk— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) September 4, 2015
Both fighter currently earn €40,000 each in grants from the Irish Sports Council and compete in the semi-professional World Series of Boxing.
Conlan exuded class as he won a European Championship gold in Bulgaria last month.
The situation has clearly angered Beijing silver medallist Kenny Egan.