Michael Conlan shares rousing 'legacy' video as he prepares for 'final run'

Michael Conlan is preparing for a comeback which the Belfast fighter admits is his 'final shot' at glory.

The 32-year-old came close to retiring in the aftermath of his shock defeat to Jordan Gill last December. That was his second loss on the bounce after he was stopped by Luis Alberto Lopez last summer.

With his career on the ropes, Conlan took a lengthy sabbatical from boxing to reset and re-evaluate his goals in the sport.

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During the break he launched his own beer brand and ran a marathon, while brother and business partner Jamie Conlan said his younger sibling had also been brushing up on his golf.

But now it's all systems go for the younger Conlan who shared a rousing video on Instagram which touched on leaving a lasting legacy in the sport.

He added on Instagram: "All or nothing', roll em... Everything is going into this last run, no mistakes.

"All or nothing. Let's goooo!"

The social media message was met with plenty of support from the likes of former Republic of Ireland footballer James McClean, and boxers Charlie Edwards, Harlem Eubank and Thomas Carty.

Coach Pedro Diaz added: "I'm proud of your dedication and drive to leave a lasting legacy. Your hard work and passion both in and out of the ring inspire us all."

Conlan could return before the end of the year, or delay his comeback to the start of 2025. It could potentially happen in the United States, to get away from the media and public glare that follows him in Belfast.

Jamie has already hinted at one or two tune-up fights to get Conlan back on track, and then taking on a bigger challenge which could hopefully lead to another world title shot.

The Falls Road fighter will be determined to end that cruel wait for world honours, having narrowly missed out against Leigh Wood before being outgunned by Lopez.

Conlan has also admitted he should "never have been near a ring" for the Gill fight, claiming personal issues had hindered his preparation for that bout six months ago.

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