Michael Conlan calls on Northern Ireland to unite behind him ahead of return to ring
Michael Conlan returns to the ring this weekend when he takes on Argentine Luis Fernando Molina at Madison Square Garden.
And he's hoping he can emulate Carl Frampton by uniting Northern Ireland in his corner. The super-bantamweight was speaking on a Twitter Q&A while waiting on his flight to New York on Monday, when he also confirmed that it's his intention to fight in his home city in either May or June next year, during what he hopes will be a bumper year of SIX bouts.
I hope I can! https://t.co/P1gWDt1JQb— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) December 4, 2017
On Saturday night, he will face his fifth professional fight on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko/Guillermo Rigondeaux WBO super-featherweight title bout. Conlan has won all of his previous four outings by stoppage, the most recent a victory over Kenny Guzman in Tucson in September.
So what else did we learn about the 26-year-old Belfast man on his Twitter Q&A? Well he answered plenty of questions. Here are the pick of them:
Chicken and rice!! https://t.co/0BlkdhPTa6— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) December 4, 2017
Croke Park would be a dream https://t.co/atXJhPKurS— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) December 4, 2017
He also discussed Celtic's Champions League clash at home to Anderlecht on Tuesday night and gave a tip:
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