Irish pro boxer Michael Conlan talks to IrishCentral about his fight rituals before delighting Irish fans with another knockout win in Madison Square Garden.  

Saint Patrick’s Day 2018 was surely a March 17 that will go down in Irish sporting history. Not only did the Irish international rugby team defeat England to add the Grand Slam and Triple Crown to their Six Nations glory but Irish pro boxer Michael Conlan wowed the eager Irish fans in Madison Square Garden with a two-round knockout; the fifth knockout in his 6-0 professional boxing record.

The former Olympian, who took a Men's Flyweight bronze in the 2012 Games in London, is regarded as one of Ireland’s most successful amateur fighters but turned pro after a devastating early competition defeat in Rio, taking on his first professional fight in Madison Square Garden, New York, on Saint Patrick’s Day 2017.  

Read more: Michael Conlan defeats David Berna with second round TKO

IrishCentral caught up with the 26-year-old from Belfast before his second annual St. Patrick’s Day MSG fight, in which he floored David Berna within four minutes to secure another Irish victory.

You can catch a glimpse of the interview below with Conlan speaking on his fight rituals and superstitions while the full Q&A with the Irish boxer will be on IrishCentral on Wednesday morning.   

Michael Conlan MSG fight rituals

We caught up with Irish boxer Michael Conlan before his epic Saint Patrick's Day fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Here's a sneak peak of the bronze-medal winning former Olympian talking about fight rituals and superstitions ahead of his knockout victory over David Berna. The full interview will be posted on IrishCentral Wednesday but in the meantime, you can read more about the fight here:

Posted by on Dé Máirt, 20 Márta 2018

Find the full Michael Conlan interview on IrishCentral Wednesday morning.

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