The Top Rank prospect relocated to California when he turned professional and linked up with Manny Robles at The Rock Gym in Carson. Here he was stablemates with WBO super bantamweight and featherweight champions Jessie Magdaleno and Oscar Valdez as well as former Irish amateur team-mate Jason Quigley – who has also recently relocated from the LA gym.
Following a debut year in which he claimed five wins, Conlan has today confirmed that he has swapped The Rock for the smaller Boxing Booth Gym in London, linking up with ‘The Dark Lord’ Adam Booth.
The move means that Olympic bronze medalist Conlan will now be stablemates with unified WBA-IBF bantamweight champion and fellow Belfast man Ryan Burnett as well as Limerick’s former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee.
The Falls Road featherweight said that “it’s a pleasure to announce that I will now be trained by Adam Booth. Looking forward to a great journey together towards world titles!”
Conlan’s progression through the pro ranks continues on Saturday March 17th in New York with a second successive St Patrick’s Day headline appearance at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
It is then expected that the 2015 World Amateur champion will have his Irish homecoming in late May or early June.