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Michael Conlan: Takoucht Fight is a Good Test For Me

Irish Olympian Michael Conlan is a huge favorite to defeat Sofiane Takoucht on Saturday night at the BT Sport studios in London.

Takoucht was blasted out in two rounds by IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington. Outside of the loss to Warringing, the Frenchman other defeats have been close decisions.


Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs) wants to prove his worth with a very impressive performance. He says too many people are focusing on his opponent's loss to Warrington while ignoring his other career performances.

“I think this is a good test. People are going to look at what happened when he fought Josh Warrington but it doesn’t matter what Josh did to him. He went in there with a good, fast, aggressive world champion who hits hard," Conlan told 32 Red.

“His only other losses are split and a majority decisions. It’s a good fight."

After this contest, Conlan is planning to drop down in weight to the super bantamweight limit of 122-pounds.

He wants to get a crack at WBO champion Angelo Leo, who recently defeated Tramaine Williams to capture the vacant title.

Of course, Leo will first have to make a mandatory defense against another tough challenger, Stephen Fulton.

Conlan also made it clear that he was concerned with some of the critics who don't like the new style he adapted in working with veteran trainer Adam Booth.

“I don’t really care what people think. People can love what I do or hate it. It really doesn’t matter to me. I care about the performance I put in and making sure that its the type of performance I wanted it to be," Conlan said.

“I only care about making sure that me and my family are taken care of after boxing.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by RossW on 08-11-2020

Conan needs to get some momentum going. An intriguing opponent would help!

Comment by Corelone on 08-10-2020

I'm not really up for this. Takouchi isnt world class and Conlan has all the advantages. If Conlan is looking at Josh for a comparison, I think Warrington is too much for him now, no matter what he does to…

Comment by Combosnkos on 08-10-2020

As soon as conlan starts fighting top level fighters he will be exposed. It's the reason he keeps fighting nobody's to pad his record and try to make a name. He hasn't fought a good fighter yet

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