Conor Wallace: Northern Ireland boxer turns professional

Conor Wallace has enjoyed a successful amateur boxing career

Boxer Conor Wallace, who was dropped from the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games team in March, has turned professional.

The 22-year-old Ulster light heavyweight amateur champion has relocated to Australia for his move into the professional ranks.

Wallace, from Newry, has signed with Steve Deller’s Eureka Promotions.

He is well known for working with UFC superstar Conor McGregor during a 2016 training camp in America.

The southpaw will make his professional debut on 8 September in Bendigo, Victoria, in a four-round fight against experienced Indonesian Aswin Cabuy.

His bout will be part of the undercard of a bill headlined by a super flyweight clash between Andrew Moloney and Luis Concepcion.

Wallace’s future in the sport has been unknown since he was deselected for April’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

He has enjoyed a successful amateur career in which he won six Irish underage titles and the Intermediates in 2015.

“After gaining a lot of amateur experience, both national and international, I am very excited about the turn over to the pros,” Wallace said.

“Thank you to be everyone who has helped make this happen. The best has yet to come.”