A 2 x Olympian, Michael is one of Ireland’s most successful amateur fighters ever.
Michael Conlan reached number one in the AIBA World Rankings, traveling to the Rio Olympics in 2016 it was well documented that Michael was robbed of going onto the finals with a horrendous decision. He threw his arms out at the end and gave the middle finger to the judges and was severely disciplined for it, but the world was now watching.
Beyond The Olympics
Following the 2016 Olympic Games and his disillusionment with amateur boxing, Michael set about turning professional. Interest came in from all the big promotion companies including Floyd Mayweather himself but it was Top Ranks Bob Arum who secured Michaels signature and he made his pro debut at MSG New York on St Patrick’s Day. The roof nearly came off the place.
St Patricks Day is now set for Michael at MSG and a yearly spectacle. We at Suzi Wong have been fortunate to be involved in the last two years and it’s an amazing task, to create something unique for a true Irish fighter on the biggest day of Irish history.
With Michael now under the guidance of MTK Global and Adam Booth, his future looks set to be lined with many world titles and we look forward to creating more amazing boxing kits together.
Dave and Jordan continue to work on the dream of a world title fight and Matchroom Boxing are the promotional team behind the duo to deliver that. The past few years training alongside the likes of Derek Chisora, Tony ‘Bomber’ Bellew, Hopey Price and Anthony Fowler has really brought Jordan on. He has a link with the Real Boxing Gym in Dubai and makes regular trips over there for pre training camps to prepare his body and mind for battle.
It’s been fantastic working with Jordan on his boxing kits over the past few years, we have made everything from leather and snakeskin boxing shorts to now very lightweight satin trunks. As the fights get longer and into the later rounds, it’s important to consider the weight of everything when in the ring for any sort of advantage.
Michael Conlan Interview
Below we catch up with Michael about what inspired him to be a fighter and where he sees himself in 5 years;
Where you are from?
What age did you started boxing?
Amateur Boxing Club?
Clonard Boxing Club
Where you train now?
Top Rank, Bob Arum
Where you see yourself in 5 years?
Multiple World Champion
Favourite Suzi Wong kit?
My last fight which was cancelled due to Covid-19 I was set to headline Madison Square Garden again on St Patrick’s Day in New York. The shorts are unreal and I cannot wait to wear them. I also love my robe Suzi Wong made me, it’s a robe I wear on each ring walk and took the team countless hours to make.
Achievements to date?
Amateur: Ireland’s first and only male World Champion, European, and Commonwealth Champion. 2 x Olympian London and Rio Bronze Medalists at the London Olympic Games in 2012
Professional: 13-0 7 KO’s WBO & WBA Intercontinental Champion
Roberto Duran he is someone I still study to this day. Currently Lomachenko is my favourite, his ring craft is second to none.
Tyson or AJ?