Michael Conlan, Feb 2011 - Antrim's latest Olympian


I have won 8 antrim titles, 10 ulster titles that includes two ulster seniors, 4 irish titles including two senior elite titles. Only lost in ulster/antrim once and that was in january 2011, against declan millgen even tho i wouldnt count it as a lost lol... I won the Gee-Bee multi nations and a round robin in Germany, qtr-finalist in the euros, Box off winner for world champs, world championships qtr-finalist.....

I train 6times a week, twice a day and that includes 3 days of strength and conditioning. Tues-fri in the HP unit in Dublin and the rest at home in Breen's gym and my own club St John Bosco...

I eat a lot salads, pastas, and of course my meats. I would cut out all the fizzy drinks/foods and sweets coming up to a fight...


Michael Conlan in action at the AIBA World Championships 2011 Baku, Azerbaijan



Darren O'Neill

Ireland will have at least three boxers at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Darren O'Neill, John Joe Nevin and Michael Conlan qualified for the 30th Olympiad by virtue of reaching the quarter-finals at the World Championships and Olympic qualifiers in Baku, Azerbaijan today.
Michael Conlan


But Joe Ward and the St Michael's Athy pair of David Oliver Joyce and Roy Sheehan lost out just one win away from booking their tickets for the London Games.
Tipperary super-heavyweight Con Sheehan also lost today after he was retired in round three versus Italy's Roberto Cammerelle. The Italian claimed gold at the 2008 Olympics and is a two-time AIBA World champion.
Conlan staged a magnificent comeback to beat French 2008 Olympian and 2007 AIBA World bronze medalist, Nordine Ouabaali. The Belfast flyweight was trailing 6-4 at the end of the first but leveled the bout at 11-11 going into the third before racking up a 20-17 verdict, his third win in Baku against quality opposition.
The St John Bosco BC ace will meet current European champion, Andrew Selby of Wales, in Wednesday's quarter-final.
Round scoring: R1, 4-6. R2: 7-5. R3, 9-6 (20-17)
2011 AIBA World Men's Championships Baku, Azerbaijan
September 27th
52Kg: (last 64) Michael Conlan (St John Bosco) beat Alexandr Riscan (Moldova) 25-12
September 29th
69Kg: (last 64) Roy Sheehan (St Michael's Athy) beat Carl Hield (Bahamas) 15-10
September 30th
64Kg: (last 64) Ray Moylette (St Anne's) beat Arturs Ahmetous (Latvia) 16-11
October 1st (last 64)
75Kg: Darren O'Neill (Paulstown) beat Glodi Eneste (Norway) 16-5
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael's Athy) beat Mohammad Momevand (Iran) 23-11
October 2nd (last 32)
52Kg:Michael Conlan (St John Bosco) beat Olzhas Sattibayev (Kazakhstan) 18-17
64Kg: Ray Moylette (St Anne's) lost to Manoj Kumar (India) 7-19
69Kg: Roy Sheehan (St Michael's Athy) beat Borna Katalinic (Croatia) 21-17
81Kg: Joe Ward (Moate) beat Dilovarsho  Abdurakhmanov (Tajikistan) 22-4
91+Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel) beat Faruth Kalonov (Tajikistan) RSC2
October 3rd (last 32)
49Kg: Paddy Barnes (Holy Family) lost to Mark Barriga (Philippines) 12-20
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) beat Akhil Kumar (India) 21-14
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael's Athy) beat Mohammad Khaiber (Afghanistan) 26-13
75Kg: Darren O'Neill (Paulstown) beat Mohamad Hikal (Egypt) 15-13
91Kg: Ken Egan (Neilstown) lost to Jose Gomez Larduet (Cuba) RET3
October 4th  (Last 16)
52Kg: Michael Conlan (St John Bosco) beat Nordine Oubaali (France) 20-17
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) beat Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu (Mongolia) 18-18 count back 
69Kg: Roy Sheehan (St Michael's Athy) lost to Egidijus Kavaliauskas (Lithuania) 7-11
60kg; David Oliver Joyce (St Michael's Athy) lost to  Jai Bhagwan (India) 30-32
75Kg: Darren O'Neill (Paulstown) beat Mladen Manev (Bulgaria) 19-12
81Kg: Joe Ward (Moate) lost to  Ehsan Rouzbahani (Iran) 15-15 count back
91+Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel) lost to Roberto Cammerelle (Italy) RET3
(No count back scores available)
October 5th - Quarter-finals
52Kg: Michael Conlan (St John Bosco) v Andrew Selby (Wales) (evening)
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) v Orzubek Shayimov (Uzbekistan) (afternoon)
75Kg: Darren O'Neill (Paulstown) v Ryota Murata (Japan) (afternoon)




Michael Conlan
Meanwhile, Conlan, who boxes out of the St John Bosco BC in Belfast, produced another big, brave performance but agonisingly lost out by a single point (25-24) to Selby in the flyweight class.
October 5th - Quarter-finals
52Kg: Michael Conlan (St John Bosco) lost to  Andrew Selby (Wales) 24-25
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) beat Orzubek Shayimov (Uzbekistan) 19-17
75Kg: Darren O'Neill (Paulstown) lost to Ryota Murata (Japan) (afternoon) 9-18
October 7th - Semi-finals
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) v Luke Campbell (England)