Video: Watch Jamie Conlan's sensational comeback to seal Commonwealth flyweight champion title
Published 01/05/2016 | 10:18
Jamie Conlan survived one of the fights of the year to beat Anthony Nelson and win the Commonwealth super-flyweight title in London last night.
Brother of world champion and Olympic hopeful Michael, Jamie was in trouble after he was knocked down in the third and seventh rounds but recovered to land the knockout punch in the eighth.
Conlan started well and put former title holder Nelsen on the canvas in the first round and one of the best fights of the year ensued with both fighters giving their all.
The fight certainly garnered plenty of attention online with Carl Frampton tweeting: "When you watch what Conlan & Nelson done tonight it makes you realise what a great sport boxing is."
Jamie Conlan. Talk about guts, talk about courage. Showed it again last night. https://t.co/ObGiI0M8TA— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) May 1, 2016
When you watch what Conlan & Nelson done tonight it makes you realise what a great sport boxing is— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) April 30, 2016
Would you believe it? Conlan has done it again! Down, almost out, and stops Nelson in Rd8. Fight of the year candidate and a half— kevin mitchell (@kevinmitchell50) April 30, 2016