BBC Sport - Michael Conlan seeks clean sweep of amateur gold medals

Conlan seeks gold medal clean sweep

Michael Conlan tells BBC Sport NI's Nigel Ringland that he aims to add World and Olympic boxing gold medals to the Commonwealth and European gongs he currently holds, before contemplating a professional career in the sport.

The Belfast bantamweight won his final at the European Championships in Bulgaria by beating British boxer Qais Ashfaq on a unanimous points decision, and was also named best boxer in Sofia.

"It was a very technical fight. I don't think I performed to the best of my ability but I out-boxed him very easy," said Conlan.

"I'm hoping to become Ireland's first-ever male world champion and then it's the Olympics in Rio next year. To hold all four titles would be the perfect send-off to begin a professional career," he added.