Highlight 3 | Issue | Premium | Reports | Aug 06 2019

An unforgettable night for Michael Conlan

Michael Conlan marches on. Joe O'Neill reports from ringside
Conlan thrills his home fans  |  Ricardo Guglielminotti/MTK
Belfast • August 3

IT was a special night in West Belfast as Mick Conlan entered dream territory just minutes from his childhood home.

Headlining the bill in a purpose-built temporary arena at the Falls Park, the Falls Road feather dominated and stopped Argentinian Diego Ruiz in front of over 10,000 fans to defend his WBO Inter-Continental title and pick up the vacant WBA equivalent.

Part of the Féile an Phobail (Festival of the People), it was an emotional night for all, and the ninth-round stoppage proved the perfect finish to an unforgettable occasion.

 

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