Friday 19 July 2019

WATCH: Michael Conlan outclasses Nicola Cipolletta as rematch against old foe edges closer

Michael Conlan celebrates
Michael Conlan celebrates

Michael Conlan made it nine wins from nine professional bouts with a seventh-round stoppage of Nicola Cipolletta in Las Vegas.

The Irishman dominated every round against the Italian before the referee stopped the contest as Conlan pounded his opponent with a series of punches against the ropes.

Conlan's classy victory sets him up for a rematch against Vladimir Nikitin who beat Clay Burns via unanimous decision earlier in the night.

Nikitin is the Russian who controversially beat Conlan in the 2016 Olympics, a contentious decision which sparked the Irishman to turn professional.

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