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'Bout time Boxing champ Michael Conlan plans to bring big fight nights back to Belfast

The fighting Conlans have announced the creation of Conlan Boxing, independently owned by the two Belfast brothers, the management and promotional company plans to bring several fight nights to the city every year and sign and showcase the best local talent from all backgrounds and communities.

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Michael and Jamie Conlan

Michael and Jamie Conlan

Michael and Jamie Conlan

Champion boxer Michael Conlan is aiming to bring big fight nights back to Belfast. 

The WBA Interim Featherweight World Champion and two-time Olympian, Michael Conlan has teamed up with brother and ex-pro Jamie to create a new golden era of big boxing bouts.

The fighting Conlans have announced the creation of Conlan Boxing, independently owned by the two Belfast brothers, the management and promotional company plans to bring several fight nights to the city every year and sign and showcase the best local talent from all backgrounds and communities.

Speaking ahead of this Friday’s Conlan Boxing’s debut event in the Ulster Hall, Jamie said his home city has such a rich boxing history.

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Michael Conlan. Photo: Sportsfile

Michael Conlan. Photo: Sportsfile

Michael Conlan. Photo: Sportsfile

“Belfast is an amazing Boxing city with a rich history,” he said,” tremendous home-grown talent and an unbeatable atmosphere at fights.

“However, the one thing that has been lacking over the years is consistency and we aim to change this with Conlan Boxing. We are going to put on several fight nights every year and give up and coming boxers from across Northern Ireland the opportunity to go up against the big names. “

Since retiring four years ago Jamie has been managing fighters.

“Michael is at the top of his game, we know the sport inside out, what it takes for boxers to succeed and how to put on a good show. We’re excited to be able to come together and launch our own independent management and promotional company and give something back to the local fans who have supported us all these years.”

Brother Michael, who defended his title at sold out outdoor Falls Park fight in Belfast during the summer, said the prime focus is developing home grown talent and giving them opportunites to fight at the highest level, not just at home but abroad.

“In the months and years ahead, Jamie and I are looking forward to finding and developing the best local talent from all backgrounds and communities across Northern Ireland,” he said.

The brothers are expected to announce their first signing in the coming weeks.

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“We’re also going to have Conlan Boxing Workshops throughout the year to encourage children to get involved in the sport from a young age, teach them some of the skills and inspire the next generation of local boxing talent!”

A limited number of tickets are still available for Friday’s Conlan Boxing event in the Ulster Hall. To purchase, go to www.ulsterhall.co.uk.

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