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Michael Conlan out of December 5th Isaac Dogboe fight with ankle injury

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Conlan will be out for “8-12 weeks”

Boxing from Falls Park in Belfast Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Michael Conlan will not, in fact, be facing his first real professional test on December 5th. The Irish Olympian revealed today that he ruptured his ATFL on Wednesday, leaving him out of action for “8-12 weeks.”

“Absolutely devastated to announce I will no longer be fighting December 5th due to rupturing my ATFL during a training session on Wednesday,” he wrote. “Doc said I’ll be out 8-12 weeks but I’ll be back sooner, just watch!”

Conlan (14-0, 8 KO) was slated to take on former super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe as part of a Tyson Fury-led card in London’s Royal Albert Hall; no word yet as to whether Dogboe will still be in action.

“Mick” has yet to be pushed past cruise control in nearly four years as a professional. His most notable victory came last December against Olympic rival Vladimir Nikitin, while his 2020 campaign consisted of a 10th-round stoppage of Sofiane Takoucht. Dogboe, though considerably out-sized as always, represented a considerable step up in class.