Interim WBA featherweight world champion and two-time Olympian Michael Conlan and his brother, manager and former professional boxer Jamie have announced plans to bring big boxing fights back to Belfast with the official launch of Conlan Boxing.
ndepending on the two Belfast brothers, the management and promotion company plans to host several fight nights in the city each year and to sign and showcase top local talent from all walks of life and communities.
Speaking ahead of this Friday’s Conlan boxing event at Ulster Hall, Director Jamie Conlan said: âBelfast is an incredible boxing city with a rich history, tremendous local talent and an unbeatable atmosphere at the fights.
âHowever, the only thing that has been lacking over the years is consistency and we aim to change that with Conlan Boxing.
âWe are going to host several fight nights each year and give up-and-coming boxers from all over Northern Ireland the opportunity to face some big names.
âMichael is at the top of his game and having retired from professional boxing in 2017, I have spent the past four years managing and developing some of the best boxing talent in the world so that we know the sport inside out, what it takes for boxers to be successful and how to put on a good show.
“We are delighted to be able to come together and launch our own independent management and promotion company and give something back to the local fans who have supported us all these years.”
Michael Conlan, Director of Conlan Boxing, added: âIn the months and years to come, Jamie and I look forward to finding and developing top local talent from all walks of life and communities across Northern Ireland.
âAs well as fighting at home there will be opportunities to travel the world to fight for titles and we look forward to announcing our first signing in the coming weeks.
âWe will also be running Conlan Boxing Workshops throughout the year to encourage kids to get involved in the sport from an early age, teach them certain skills and inspire the next generation of local boxing talent! ”
Having the acumen and the finances to offer fighters the right deals in the face of opposition from great British managers like Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn won’t be easy, but the Conlans believe they can offer a new platform. to Irish boxers to complete. their true potential.