Mick Conlan has revealed relations with fellow Irishman Conor McGregor have been non-existent for almost two years, and it’s all Floyd Mayweather’s fault.
Famously, Conlan was walked to the ring by McGregor on his Madison Square Garden debut in 2017. The coming together happened as McGregor aimed to drum up support in a cross-codes clash against Mayweather.
The mutual respect on the night was obvious, although it didn’t last long, according to Conlan.
Just months later, as McGregor prepared for his August battle with Mayweather, Conlan made an honest prediction.
‘The Notorious’ one hasn’t spoken to Conlan since.
“We don’t keep in touch much,” Conlan told Pundit Arena. “We were talking for a while. But when the McGregor vs Mayweather fight was happening, I said Floyd would win.
“I haven’t heard much from him since. I don’t know if that kind of annoyed him or anything but I was just being honest.”
Conlan is preparing to fight at MSG for the third time in his career on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
It’s safe to say the Olympian doesn’t expect an appearance from McGregor this time around.
“It is like home from home. It’s a fantastic place to fight, and I’m very very lucky. I’m blessed to fight there every time. So I’m very grateful,” he stated.
One man who is expected to be there is former world champion Carl Frampton. The pair are firm friends and both recently ruled out ever meeting in the ring.
Despite campaigning around the same weight, Conlan and Frampton vowed never to trade blows for any amount of money.
Frampton had nothing but good things to say about the Conlan Revolution, as it’s named.
“Mick is a quality fighter. He’s very, very skillful and the most skillful Irish boxers of recent years, including myself.
“He is in the early stages. But potentially can be a superstar. He isn’t going to get to Conor McGregor level. But he has the potential to be a superstar.
“He is an Irish kid with Top Rank. They are promoting him well and he is a quality, quality fighter.”
Ruben Hernandez will be in the opposite corner as Conlan bids to go 11-0.
Old enemy Vladimir Nikitin features on the undercard as a rematch of their controversial Rio meeting draws closer.