Flyweight Jamie Conlan has a puncher's chance

 He may not make a whole lot of noise outside of the ring but Belfast Jamie Conlan is certainly making his presence felt within the squared circle. The 24-year-old was a slick moving amateur, whose brother Michael recently competed in the Commonwealth games, but as a professional Jamie is starting to add a little bit of spite to his punches (picture courtesy of Russell Pritchard).
"My power is starting to show now, I'm sitting down on the shots and John [Breen] has me working on the bodyshots and uppercuts, things that wouldn't have been used so much as an amateur," said Conlan.
"I'm enjoying the pro game immensly. Each day you digest more and more and I'm learning how to pace myself. I feel myself getting stronger as the fights come along."
Featuring on the last Barry McGuigan bill -when headliner Carl Frampton disposed of Yuriy Voronin- Jamie impressed his considerable following with a third-round pounding of Hyusein Hyuseinov.
"My last opponent came in a lot heavier than me but that wasn't a concern because I'm used to sparring bigger, heavier guys in the gym. I can handle all sorts of styles and want to stay active.
"I've been sparring with Andy Murray and Patrick Hyland up at Breen's Gym and feeling sharp and ready for my next fight night.
That next assignment will come on December 3, against a yet unconfirmed opponent.
"I think my opponent on the night will be a Georgian and I'm expecting a tough night's work," concluded Conlan.


Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

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