Date: 2nd July 2017 at 10:14am
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After winning both his opening fights, against Alfredo Chanez (in Chicago) and Tim Ibarra (in New York) Michael Conlan was awarded a fight on the under-card of the Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn promotion in Brisbane.

The Belfast fighter was matched against the Australian boxer Jarrett Owen and produced an accomplished display, stopping his opponent in three rounds, in a fight that was scheduled to go six rounds.

Fighting at super-bantamweight, Conlan was far too good for Owen ending the contest after catching his opponent with a left hand to the body. As Owen retreated Conlan jumped forward to catch the Australian with some more shots to the head and body, sensing their man was hurt, his corner threw the towel in to end the fight.

‘It was my best performance as a professional. I feel great about that.

‘I was disciplined and focused on executing the game-plan.

‘It took me two rounds to find my range and then I was able to settle in and break him down. The body shots were hurting him.’

The former world amateur champion has now won all three of his professional fights by knockout and the indications given by his management team are that Conlan will fight again in September before returning to Belfast to fight again in December.