Michael Conlan dreams of fighting for a world title at GAA stadium 2 months ago

Michael Conlan dreams of fighting for a world title at GAA stadium

"It would be a dream come true."

Built for Athletes ambassador, Michael Conlan, is fighting in his home city this week, as he takes on former world champion TJ Doheny, in the Falls Park in Belfast.

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Having already fought there, Conlan knows that the atmosphere is going to be electric, with people he grew up with filling the stands and even having some of his friends pack out the undercard.

There is one place however, that the former Olympian has always wanted to fight in, and it isn't Vegas, New York or anywhere of that ilk.

It's Antrim GAA's home stadium, Casement Park, which has finally got the go-ahead to be built, after years of legal battles and planning issues to overcome.

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"See since we heard about Casement, and how long it has been rolling out, it's always been in my mind.

Michael Conlan is a brand ambassador for Built for Athletes.

"It would be a dream come true to box in Casement Park.

"I remember going when I was a kid, and it was a long, long time ago, but the new arena, when it's built, looks like it's going to be unbelievable.

"Whether or not I am around or not, I don't know, but I hope one day to fighting at Casement Park or be attending a world title fight at Casement Park.

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"To be honest, I don't really watch much sport, see being a sportsperson, I never really get watching any, even boxing.

"I would never say I'm a diehard fan of any of them, I follow Antrim GAA and I've been a Celtic fan my whole life, but not really much of a sports fan.

"Casement Park would be special though, I would love to fight there."

Michael Conlan is an ambassador of Built for Athletes, creators of bespoke, high-quality ergonomic backpacks loved by over 80,000 athletes worldwide.’

 

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