Five-Year-Old Offers Boxer Michael Conlan School Medal After His Olympic Defeat

Conlan's reaction to the letter was amazing.

08/09/2016 10:47

A five-year-old offered to give boxer Michael Conlan his own school sports day medal after Conlan’s Olympic defeat.

Finn McManus wrote an adorable letter to his idol, telling him he “is a winner” and he should have won the fight. 

The boy’s aunt, Marie Kirk, posted the letter on Facebook

“Have to share this photo of a letter my five-year-old nephew wrote to Conlon after his defeat at Olympic match,” Kirk wrote

The letter read: “Hi Michael, my name is Finn McManus and I am five years old. I saw your fight in Rio and you should have won because you are the best boxer in the world.

“I want you to have my school medal because you are a winner.

“I hope you like it. From Finn.”

Conlan, who is an Irish boxer, won bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics, but things didn’t go so well at Rio 2016.

In August 2016, he was eliminated at the quarter-final stage by the judges’ decision.

Luckily, Finn’s letter managed to reach Conlan.

On Friday 2 September the boxer tweeted: “On route to the with a special gift for young Finn McManus”, alongside a photo of two boxing gloves.

Later that evening, The Late Late Show shared a photo of Conlan and Finn wearing his gloves.

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