Jamie Conlan undefeated super flyweight commonwealth champion SIGNED (silver sharpie) action shot 8" x 10" photo against Benjamin Smoes.
Jamie Conlan vs Benjamin Smoes
Jamie Conlan (born 10 Oct 1986) is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Renowned for featuring in action packed fights, he is a former WBO European Super Flyweight champion and the current Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental Super Flyweight champion.
Conlan started boxing at the St. John Bosco Boxing Club in Belfast, and represented Northern Ireland and Ireland at international level. He was initially coached by his father and Sean McCafferty, a former Olympian. At 13 years of age, he had his first competitive fight, marking the start of a successful amateur career. Conlan went on to win numerous domestic titles, including five All-Ireland junior titles, one National under-21 title, and one All-Ireland senior title. He also won three gold medals and one silver medal in the annual Four Nations Championship, contested by fighters from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Conlan turned professional with an amateur record of 11 losses in 118 fights.
Conlan turned professional in 2009. His first bout came against British fighter Anwar Alfadli, who he defeated on points.
In April 2014, he acquired the WBO European Super Flyweight title with a victory over Benjamin Smoes at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Conlan outclassed the Belgian fighter and knocked him down in the sixth, before an inevitable seventh-round knockout. In September, he defeated Mexico's Jose Estrella to land the WBO Inter-Continental belt.
In 2015, Conlan announced he would be leaving Belfast and longtime trainer John Breen. Instead, he would begin fighting out Macklin's Gym Marbella, where he is now trained by Danny Vaughan.
Conlan's brother Michael is also a professional boxer and a former European and World amateur champion for Ireland. Their father, John, is from Drimnagh, County Dublin.