An Irishman Abroad

Michael Conlan (Returns): Episode 281

February 2, 2019
As he prepares for one of the biggest fights of his life, Michael Conlan took time out to return to Irishman Abroad for a fascinating chat about his professional career to date. 
With his trademark refreshing honesty, Michael explains why pointing out the corruption within amateur boxing at the Olympics was the best thing that ever happened to him (16:00), the horrific/hilarious ordeal that he endured when he withdrew all of his money from his US bank account (28:00) and his determination to put on a show for his fans at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day (66:00).
From his thoughts on what separates those who succeed and those who don’t (Patreon Extended Cut Only) to the thoughts he doesn’t allow enter his head (59:00), a jaw-dropping story of cutting weight as an amateur (10:00), why he feels Floyd Mayweather might have ruined boxing (1:01:00) and much more, this is a scintillating conversation with a true gent of professional sports.
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