CONLAN RIDES THE WAVE WITH McGREGOR BY HIS SIDE

mick

FROM STEVE BRENNER IN NEW YORK

THE crazy man in the fur coat was jumping around at ringside.

In the stands, 5,000 Irish fans were in cracking voice, bang in the mood to cap off St Paddy’s day in serious style.

Even One Direction’s Niall Horan was soaking it all up.

Oh, yes! Michael Conlan arrived in the pro game here on Friday night.

And if this was the just the start, it looks like being one incredible, emotional and crazy journey.

With the dapper, bearded and bespectacled Conor McGregor taking up his new role as UFC star turned boxing trainer with aplomb, the Belfast boy swatted away some understandable nerves to easily overpower American Tim Ibarra in the third round.

Conlan, 25, was desperate to impress and it showed during the first two rounds.

Remember, this was his first tussle since that Olympic nightmare in Rio last summer.

But once the California-based Irishman found his range, he was too quick, too strong, too good.

When the ref stopped it a minute into the third, following a barrage of punches from Conlan, Ibarra was clearly done. It must have been intimidating enough to see McGregor backing up his pal in the opposite corner.

But then, when that first bell rang, the Falls Road fighter tried to serve brutal notice of his intent.

McGregor, who was jumping up and down with everyone else at the Theatre in Madison Square Garden, screamed: “Use the jab. Let your shoulders go. You don’t need to rush anything.”

Of course, having McGregor in the house gave this fight a crazy feel.

It was impossible for the UFC star not to be the centre of attention.

He stole the show afterwards, launching a crazed rant at startled pressmen at ringside, screaming about what Floyd Mayweather Jr has got coming to him. Yes, some of the attention was taken away from Conlan.

Some members of his family were taken aback by the glitz and glamour. This was, after all, on a different planet from his amateur days, despite big brother Jamie also being a pro.

But as manager Matthew Macklin admitted: “Conor isn’t boxing but all that talk about Mayweather, he’s got one foot in now. The hardest thing for any promoter is to try and get the fighter to cross over into other things. It’s not just Conor being around, Niall was tweeting he was here too.

“He’s crossed over to the mainstream already after just one fight.

“I don’t care how experienced you are in the amateurs, most people go through their whole careers without fight in an atmosphere like that. It’s brilliant.”

Conlan lapped it all up and with his next fight being pencilled in for Boston in May, you can bet Beantown will be transformed into Belfast for the night.

He said: “I could hear what Conor was shouting. It was great to have the support of a fellow Irishman and superstar that he is.

“He is a vocal person. He was telling me to use the jab and to enjoy myself. I was taking that all on board.

“I was relaxed coming into the ring but you can’t help your emotions once you get in there.

“I wanted to impress but I would give myself an F for performance.

“I didn’t think I performed well but I wanted the knockout victory.

“But who has a debut like this? Who has all this pressure put on them?

“The whole night was bigger than I thought it would be. Some guys don’t get this kind of atmosphere for world title fights let alone a pro debut. To have Conor carrying the flag, Niall Horan was here too, it was special.

“I would love this kind of atmosphere every time I fight. It will stand me in great stead.”

Once the dust has settled, promoter Bob Arum is keen to get the Conlan roadshow motoring once again.

There will need to be more than a few nights like this before world title shots come calling.

The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist though is ready for anything.

He smiled: “Could I go again in six weeks? I could do it all again in the morning. I am ready for anything.

“The Olympics gave me a taste but even fighting at London 2012 was nothing compared to this. I am so thankful for the crowd.

“If the next fight is in May, then great. I can eat some s*** and enjoy St Patrick’s Day.

“I could have done 10 rounds but all I want now is some pizza, some doughnuts and hot wings. As simple as that. It was a debut I couldn’t have dreamed of.”

 

Pingbacks

  1. c3j8vb5w4dxctv36cxct5x4wd
  2. 298cn54mr25cnt5nctrw
  3. farming simulator 19 mods
  4. http://ikanjoker123.org/
  5. paydayadvance
  6. paydayloan
  7. farming simulator 19 mods
  8. Brazzers - Liza Del Sierra gets her ass pounded
  9. online casions
  10. mp3 download
  11. credits.us.org
  12. Come to meet new people and make new friends
  13. http://cashloans.us.org/
  14. biet thu vincity quan 9
  15. http://carinsurancequote.us.org/
  16. Erminia Deer
  17. Manifestation Magic
  18. walking socks
  19. ivf specialist doctor in delhi
  20. homeinsurancequotes.us.org
  21. Demeter Fertility
  22. poker online
  23. poker online
  24. Nonton Movie
  25. https://allthingscrypto.tech/why-blockchain-is-becoming-the-new-normal-in-enterprise/
  26. 123Movies
  27. http://l1cea.org/?p=65104
  28. tobacco online australia
  29. Power Efficiency Guide
  30. Cheap Jordans Cyber Monday 2018
  31. SAT
  32. 15 Minute Manifestation
  33. jasa view youtube
  34. animal control solutions
  35. seo
  36. Layarkaca21
  37. https://casinoclb.de/book-of-moorhuhn/
  38. Wedoitforthenextgirl.wordpress.com
  39. 123Movies
  40. Latest Pakistani News
  41. unit converter
  42. sosyal medya yönetimi"
  43. dijital ajans
  44. Acompanhantes Caxias do Sul
  45. positive
  46. How to make money with CPA Autopilot
  47. 123Movies
  48. NEW BEST TECHNOLOGY
  49. Roxanne Hurlock
  50. nike air jordan 12s
  51. Ben Marks
  52. Cheap Escort London
  53. download terbiasa bahagia
  54. New Music
  55. Cheap Escort London
  56. affordable website design
  57. Jasa Youtube
  58. marketing
  59. sex tube
  60. watch porn
  61. Hayden
  62. https://foxtailmarketing.com/ico-marketing-agency/
  63. Carlyn Nicastro
  64. Javed Chaudhry Columns
  65. head operator robertson
  66. dragkrokskungen
  67. riverside plumbing company
  68. lucky patcher
  69. adult video
  70. bets10 giris
  71. new year template
  72. music poster maker
  73. store holiday hours
  74. du an can ho sunshine city sai gon
  75. buy houses in ikoyi
  76. jual subscriber
  77. sh1t
  78. Parallel Profits
  79. Parallel Profits Review
  80. smm panel
  81. poker online
  82. how to install mspy
  83. valet hook
  84. https://www.freemp3d.com
  85. dubai
  86. towel holder
  87. Roxanne Hurlock
  88. 바카라
  89. Big Abstract Art For Sale
  90. SEO Backlink Bokep
  91. jasa like instagram
  92. Free sex videos
  93. lagu terpopuler
  94. kratom locally
  95. property in malta
  96. poker terpercaya indonesia
  97. sbobet casino
  98. click for more info
  99. IlluminatiSho
  100. fix bad credit
  101. jual view
  102. Grace Morrison
  103. play runescape classic for free
  104. learn more
  105. Utoptens
  106. underdogsmalaysia.blogspot.com
  107. Layar Kaca 21
  108. webdiensten
  109. digitad
  110. posture corrector for teenagers
  111. review surveys
  112. 8 May 2014
  113. more information
  114. Peter Cedeno
  115. Pandora Bracelets
  116. Crazy story how someone found out their computer is part of a bot
  117. bemiddeling tilburg
  118. online art
  119. www hotmail com
  120. hotmail iniciar sesion
  121. ps3 игры
  122. investigate this site
  123. walmartone login
  124. Pet Relocation Reviews
  125. xero
  126. Pet Courier Service
  127. 123Movies
  128. Where To Buy Abstract Canvas Art
  129. send bulk email
  130. Funny Christian T-shirts
  131. Cpi certification nursing
  132. matilde menendez

Comments are closed.