Conlan ready for pro debut in New York

Former amateur star Michael Conlan says he is thrilled to be making his professional debut on a St Patrick's Day bill at New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday.

"All I've got to focus on is performing. Because if I perform, no one can beat me," said the 25-year-old Belfastman, who will take on little-known American Tim Ibarra.

The Northern Irishman won a bronze medal for Ireland at the 2012 Olympics.

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