Thursday 19 April 2018

Watch: Michael Conlan wins fourth pro fight in style after spectacular second round knockout

Michael Conlan after defeating Kenny Guzman
Michael Conlan after defeating Kenny Guzman
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Michael Conlan improved his professional record to 4-0 after a knockout win over Kenny Guzman in Arizona early this morning.

The Belfast featherweight caught Guzman with a big right hand at the end of the second round to send the American crashing to the canvas. The 26-year-old has now won by knockout in all of his four fights.

Guzman actually landed a big punch himself in round one but Conlan regrouped and by the time he ended the fight, his opponent had a bloody nose and a swollen eye.

"I felt good," Conlan told Box Nation afterwards.

"At the start I was a bit worried, I felt that he didn't have any power so I did the wrong thing and got reckless and wasn't minding taking punches, which is stupid of me.

"Manny [Robles, coach] shouted at me in the corner but I was just happy to get a nice knock-out.

"I felt a bit more power tonight, I was working the body a bit more."

Conlan's next fight will be on the undercard of Lomachenko-Rigondeaux in Madison Square Garden on 9 December.

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