Prizefighter: 'This pro boxing, it's a big bad world'

Prizefighter: 'This pro boxing, it's a big bad world'
Michael Conlan pictured at Madison Square Garden: ‘I did drugs, but I was never going to be an addict on the street’ Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Getty

Michael Conlan on the road from Rio to Las Vegas

The office belongs to Bob Arum, and Michael Conlan walks into it not knowing what to expect. He’d originally planned to go to Las Vegas with his younger brother Seán, purely for the blowout and to try and wash away the bile-like aftertaste of the Rio Olympics, but then everything changed. It’s because of what he’s done, because of what he is, because of what he could be, that has transformed what was supposed to be a holiday into some big and life-changing business.

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