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The Performance Of Grace For Michael Conlan's Walk Out Last Night Was Something Special

The Performance Of Grace For Michael Conlan's Walk Out Last Night Was Something Special

Michael Conlan took a big win against TJ Doheny last night, but we were almost more impressed by his incredible use of 'Grace' as a walkout song.

Ask a group of Irish people for their favourite song and, more likely than not, Grace will come out top.

It's a sombre song but one that gets that bloodpumping as well. Mick Conlan has used as his walk out music before, to electrifying effect.

Michael Conlan has amazing walkout to 'Grace'

Last night, ahead of Michael Conlan's fight against TJ Doheny in Falls Park in Belfast, Irish singers Róisín O and Aoife Scott performed a live version of Grace just as darkness had fallen on the city.

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The 8,000 fans present only added to the atmosphere, as the crowd brought a wall of noise to the Falls Park.

It was extraordinary.

It was a big night for Conlan, who took victory against Doheny on a unanimous points decision. The achievement was no mean feat for Conlan, as Portlaoise man Doheny is a former world champion. The victory bodes well for Conlan's future hopes of following in Doheny's footsteps.

The Belfast native won on a unanimous decision, being given scores of 119-108 and two scores of 116-111. Judging by this tweet from the early hours of Saturday morning, Conlan was buzzing after the result.

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The fight was made all the more special by the fact it was won in front of a crowd in Conlan's home city. The result means Conlan is still on an impressive record of 16 wins from 16 as a professional boxer, after quitting the amateur sport in the aftermath of controversy at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

It was a night to remember in Belfast for Michael Conlan, but it will also be a while before we forget the incredible performance of 'Grace' before he took to the ring.

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Donny Mahoney
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Donny Mahoney is Chief Sportswriter and one of the founders of Balls.ie

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