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Fired-up Michael Conlan returning to the ring more motivated after enduring lockdown

 

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Michael Conlan has won all 13 of his professional bouts.

Michael Conlan has won all 13 of his professional bouts.

Michael Conlan has won all 13 of his professional bouts.

Michael Conlan believes he will one day look back and thank the Covid-19 lockdown for giving him the edge needed to fulfil all his sporting ambitions.

Conlan returns to the ring on August 15 in a behind-closed-doors show at the BT Studios against former world featherweight title challenger Sofiane Takoucht. But while a 9st world title shot has been the focus for some time, the unbeaten Belfast man has revealed that his quest to become a three-weight champion will start at super-bantamweight.

"I had said at the start of my career that I wanted to be a three-weight world champion and that seemed to go off the radar but during this lockdown I've got a passion and hunger for success that is probably greater than ever. Also I'm totally convinced that I can make 122lb and be strong at the super-bantamweight limit so that's the target for a world title," said Conlan.


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