Denied Rio medal, Irish fighter debuts on St. Patrick's Day

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NEW YORK (AP) Michael Conlan wasn't going to take it quietly when judges at the Rio Olympics gave his Russian opponent a controversial decision win.

His pro debut on St. Patrick's Day at Madison Square Garden isn't expected to be very quiet, either.

"We've got a lot of rowdy Irish people coming over," Conlan said Wednesday. "The debut is going to be something else."