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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Michael Conlan wins Gold at Commonwealth Games

Published 02/08/2014 | 16:31

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Ireland's Michael Conlan celebrates his victory
Ireland's Michael Conlan celebrates his victory

Michael Conlan made it two gold medals for Ireland when he outpointed England's Qais Ashfaq in an entertaining bantamweight brawl.

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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.

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