Saturday 21 April 2018

Conlan: I'll be a three-weight world champion

Michael Conlan is confident that not only will he win a world title, but that he’ll win world titles in three different weights. Photo: Sportsfile
Michael Conlan is confident that not only will he win a world title, but that he’ll win world titles in three different weights. Photo: Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Michael Conlan is confident that not only will he win a world title, but that he'll win world titles in three different weights.

"My debut is going to be really special, something else," the former world amateur champion said yesterday ahead of his March 17 professional opener. "The entrance is going to be something that has never happened before.

"The journey is going to be a good one. I'm planning on World titles in the super-bantamweight division, featherweight division and super-featherweight division.

"I truly believe in my ability. No matter who is in front of me, no-one is going to beat me. We're going all the way to the top."

Meanwhile, 2012 Olympian Adam 'The Guard' Nolan said he spent many restless nights weighing up retirement before finally hanging up his gloves.

The Wexford-born southpaw, a five-time Irish elite champion - he beat Carl Frampton in one of those deciders - decided yesterday to call it a day. The Bray-based Garda will now focus on hurling with Oulart-The Ballagh.

"It was a tough decision," he said. "I felt that I was good enough to win another title but the older you get the harder it is to train at this level."

Irish Independent

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