Conlan outpointed Doheny and is the new WBA Interim Featherweight champion

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Conlan outpointed Doheny and is the new WBA Interim Featherweight champion
Conlan outpointed Doheny and is the new WBA Interim Featherweight champion

Michael Conlan became the new WBA Interim Featherweight Champion after defeating T.J. Doheny by unanimous decision on Friday in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The judges’ scorecards were 119-108, 116-111, and 116-111, with which the 29-year-old fighter gets the black and gold belt in an action-packed battle against a great opponent like Doheny.

Conlan came into the ring determined to get the belt and his dominance was evident from the very first moment. The London 2012 Olympic bronze medalist worked the body well, was aggressive and managed to take the lead against the former world champion Doheny, known for his overwhelming style.

In the fifth round, Conlan landed a combination to the body that forced his opponent to put his knee on the ground for the only knockdown of the fight. The new champion changed his guard on several occasions to confuse Doheny and in the end had a better fight plan that helped him get the win.

“Mick” remains undefeated in 16 fights, with 8 KOs, while Doheny dropped his record to 22 wins, 3 losses, and 16 KOs.




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