Thursday 23 November 2017

Jamie Conlan beats Yader Cardoza on points in Belfast

Jamie Conlan celebrates his victory over Yader Cardoza
Jamie Conlan celebrates his victory over Yader Cardoza

Jamie Conlan picked up the vacant WBC silver international super-flyweight title via a split decision against Yader Cardoza in Belfast.

Conlan was knocked down in round eight but he recovered well to extend his professional record to 19-0 at Waterfront Hall.

The 30-year-old, who remains on course for a world title eliminator, edged the first three rounds but Cardoza worked his way into the contest in round four.

The Nicaraguan then sent Conlan crashing to the canvas after a flurry of punches in round eight which rocked the Northern Irishman.

Conlan, though, composed himself well and, despite suffering a cut above his eye, held on to claim the victory.

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