Date of Birth: 10th October 1986
Class: Super Flyweight
Height: 5ft 7in (170cm)
The WBO Intercontinental Super-Flyweight Champion (2014 - present)
The WBO European Super-Flyweight Champion (2014)
The Commonwealth Super-Flyweight Champion (2016-present)
Latest BoxNation Fight
5th November 2016 - Decision win over David Koos
The Explosive "Mexican" Never Fails to Entertain
Jamie Conlan (18-0, 11 KOs), has a well-deserved reputation as a rising star in the super-flyweight division, due to his undefeated record and strong KO ratio. He has an eye-catching and offensive boxing style, which has spawned his nickname, ‘The Mexican”.
As well as holding the WBO European Super Flyweight and WBO Inter-Continental Super Flyweight titles, Conlan is the Commonwealth Super-Flyweight Champion and is expected to challenge at world level in 2017.
In 2015, Conlan was in a dramatic bout with Junior Granados, in which the Irishman successfully defended his Inter-Continental title at Ireland’s National Stadium in Dublin. Conlan’s aggressive style made for an exciting encounter, but almost proved to be his undoing as he hit the canvas twice in the seventh round.
However, he showed determination and heart to recover from this setback, winning the remaining rounds and emerge with a victory by unanimous decision. The Conlan v. Granados bout will surely be considered one of the fights of 2015.
In front of his home fans, Conlan also earned a comfortable stoppage against Adrian Garzon in November 2015.
2016 Fight of the Year
In May, Conlan challenged Anthony 'Babyface' Nelson for the Commonwealth Super-Flyweight belt. It was nip-and-tuck throughout at the Copper Box in London as Nelson was knocked down in the opening round before replying two rounds later and sending Conlan to the canvas.
'The Mexican' survived a tough seventh round before winning the fight with a powerful body shot, as Nelson failed to beat the count 40 seconds into the eighth round to lose his undefeated record. The bout was voted as Fight of the Year.
After stretching his record to 17-0 and on the hunt for a World Title eliminator, Conlan returned to his home town for the first time in over two years. He took on David Koos, and beat the game Hungarian on points after eight patient rounds.
Currently ranked at number 3 with the WBO, Conlan plans to fight in an eliminator early next year before stepping up for a title shot.