Conlan to drop Robles
Michael Conlan has announced he will switch trainer’s and go with someone much closer to home in Belfast.
Conlan, who signed with Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotional outfit a few months after his controversial exit from the Rio Olympic games in 2016 and subsequently relocated from Belfast to Los Angeles, California to train with the highly-regarded Manny Robles at ‘The Rock Gym’. Under the guidance of Robles, he has made a smooth start to his promising pro career, notching five straight wins, four inside the distance, since debuting amidst a sea of green inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York last St. Patrick’s Day.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, however, Conlan revealed that he will be working with the London-based Adam Booth going forward.
“It’s a pleasure to announce that I will now be trained by [Adam Booth],” wrote Conlan alongside a picture of he and Booth. “Looking forward to a great journey together towards world titles! #TheConlanRevolution.”
Booth, one of the UK’s top trainers, rose to prominence as David Haye’s mentor. Under Booth, ‘The Hayemaker’ won the lineal cruiserweight title in 2007 and the WBA heavyweight title in 2009. Booth has since guided Irish fighters Andy Lee and Ryan Burnett to world title glory, and he has also worked with the likes of George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr. and Billy Joe Saunders in recent years.
By: Chris Henderson