HE became Ireland’s first World championships gold medallist, making history for that feat alone. In 2015 Michael Conlan also won the European championships and qualified for the Olympic Games through the tough World Series of Boxing. 68% of our readers voted Conlan the male amateur boxer of the year.
14% voted for GB super-heavyweight Joe Joyce, who won the European Games and a World bronze medal. Paddy Barnes qualified for the Olympic Games with a series of dominant performances in the WSB. He picked up 13% of the vote. 5% voted for European gold medallist Joe Cordina.