Michael Conlan wins Gold at Commonwealth Games
Published 02/08/2014 | 16:31
Michael Conlan made it two gold medals for Ireland when he outpointed England's Qais Ashfaq in an entertaining bantamweight brawl.
Ashfaq made a strong start and won the first round on two of the three judges' cards but Conlan used his experience and well-picked shots to claw back into the bout.
Conlan had edged through to the final on a technical decision after his fight against Welshman Sean McGoldrick was stopped in the second round due to cuts.
But the inch-long gash just above Conlan's left eye did not reopen despite the come-forward nature of the contest, and the Northern Irishman made sure of his place on top of the podium.