Sunday 25 September 2016

Video: Watch Jamie Conlan's sensational comeback to seal Commonwealth flyweight champion title

Published 01/05/2016 | 10:18

Conlan floors Nelsen
Conlan floors Nelsen

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.

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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.

Jamie Conlan (red and white shorts) celebrates victory over Anthony Nelson (claret and blue shorts) after the Commonwealth Super Flyweight Championship
Jamie Conlan (red and white shorts) celebrates victory over Anthony Nelson (claret and blue shorts) after the Commonwealth Super Flyweight Championship
Jamie Conlan celebrates victory over Anthony Nelson after the Commonwealth Super Flyweight Championship contest
Anthony Nelson (claret and blue shorts) and Jamie Conlan (red and white shorts)

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."





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