Irish amateur sensation Michael Conlan hit the scales in New York on Thursday ahead of his much anticipated professional debut at the Madison Square Garden Theatre.

Topping Top Rank’s St Patrick’s Day fight night, all eyes are on the rising star who is widely tipped to become one of the biggest forces in World boxing in years to come.

Hitting the scales at 122.8 lbs, Conlan then went face to face with American opponent Tim Ibarra, who carries a 4-4 record.

Conlan’s profile soared after a middle finger salute, which was directed at the AIBA judges at the Rio Olympics after a highly controversial decision went against him, went viral.

Speaking to the Cassius and Helder show, Conlan confessed his debut might not have been as big if it wasn’t for that iconic moment.

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