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Michael Conlan vs Jordan Gill – Results & Post-Fight Report

Gill halts Conlan in seventh round in Belfast

Jordan Gill dropped and stopped Michael Conlan in seven rounds in Belfast on Saturday Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Jordan Gill dropped and stopped Michael Conlan in seven rounds in Belfast on Saturday Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Jordan Gill ruined Michael Conlan’s hopes of rebuilding his career at a new weight, as he took a seventh round stoppage win in their scheduled super featherweight twelve-rounder at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

Conlan (18-3, 9 KOs) was making a Matchroom debut, and both men were coming off bruising losses. The Belfast man was stopped in five in a bid for the IBF featherweight title in May by Luis Alberto Lopez, while Gill (28-2-1, 9 KOs) was routed in four rounds by Kiko Martinez in October 2022, losing his European featherweight title in the process. Both were moving up in weight for this one.

The visitor landed a right hand that stunned Conlan in an opener that saw both connect to the body, but the home favourite was humbled in the second, a jarring right hand from Gill sending him to the canvas.

It was a heavy knockdown, but the 32-year-old beat the count and saw out the round, although he was wobbled at the end of the session.

Conlan stuck to his boxing in the third, but was troubled again in a frantic fourth, and the back-and-forth action continued into round five. It was close to call stuff, with both taking turns to have success, but ‘The Thrill’ upped the ante in round seven, and a flurry of power punches with Conlan trapped in the corner forced the referee to intervene.

Gill celebrates beating Conlan as referee Howard Foster calls a halt to the contest Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Gill celebrates beating Conlan as referee Howard Foster calls a halt to the contest Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Agyarko decisions Williamson

On the undercard, Caoimhin Agyarko was victorious in his super welterweight encounter with Troy Williamson, prevailing by split decision.

It looked like Agyarko (14-0, 7 KOs) had done enough to win, but one judge had Williamson (20-2-1, 14 KOs) a 96-94 winner, only to be overruled by tallied of 98-92 and 97-93 to declare the home favourite the victor.

Agyarko secured a split decision win over Williamson Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Agyarko secured a split decision win over Williamson Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Crocker sees off McKenna

Lewis Crocker impressed, as he pounded out a wide points win over ten at welterweight in his battle of Belfast against Tyrone McKenna (23-4-1, 6 KOs).

Crocker (18-0, 10 KOs) won all ten rounds on two cards, and 98-92 on a third.

McComb battles past Maxwell

Sean McComb (18-1, 5 KOs) defended his WBO European super lightweight title for a second time, as he floored Sam Maxwell three times on the way to a wide points win.

Maxwell (17-3, 11 KOs) suffered a flash knockdown in round three, and was on the canvas again in the fifth frame, and once more from a sharp combination in round nine.

The former British and Commonwealth champion made the final bell, but McComb ran out the winner by scores of 100-87 (twice) and 99-88.

Remaining Undercard

Cameron Vuong (3-0, 2 KOs) broke down Poland’s Michal Dufek in their lightweight meeting, taking a win in the fourth round with the referee stopping the contest with Dufek (36-32-2, 23 KOs) under heavy fire.

Fearghus Quinn (9-0, 3 KOs) stayed unbeaten, and won all six rounds against Bulgaria’s Angel Emilov (11-54-3, 7 KOs) at middleweight.

Gerard Hughes (4-0-1) and Ruadhan Farrell (4-1-1, 2 KOs) couldn’t be separated in their six rounder at super bantamweight, as they fought to a 57-57 draw.

Leli Buttigieg got his professional life off to a flyer, as he stopped Mario Oliveira in round one of his debut at middleweight.

Buttigieg  (1-0, 1 KO) swarmed over Oliveira (1-1) with head shots, and although the Portuguese beat the count after he was floored, the referee waved the fight off.

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