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Shauna Olali and Mick Conlan have become parents

Shauna Olali and Mick Conlan have become parents

Shauna Olali and Mick Conlan have become parents

Irish boxer Michael Conlan would take on any challenge in the ring and is looking forward to a major challenge outside it after becoming a father for the first time.

Conlan, a bronze medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, and his partner Shauna Olali are the proud parent of a baby girl after the arrival this afternoon.

He tweeted: "I'm daddy from 15:23 today to a gorgeous wee girl who weighed 7.11lbs! Over the moon mummy and baby all well and good ☺️  #daddymick."

Michael Conlan took a significant step towards qualifying for the 2016 Olympics with victories for Italia Thunder over the USA Knockouts in the World Series of Boxing at the weekend before last.

Conlan produced a classy five rounds to take a 50-45 verdict across the board against USA bantam Francisco Martinez. Conlan boxed southpaw for the entire contest against the American, who was ranked No. 1 in the WSB bantamweight rankings going into the contest.

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