Date: 11th March 2017 at 11:13am
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Last night, at the Waterfront Hall, in Belfast, Jamie Conlan kept his dream alive of fighting for a world title.

The Belfast fighter, looking to take a step closer to a world title eliminator, won the vacant WBC Silver Super-Flyweight title beating his Nicaraguan opponent, Yader Cardoza, on a split decision.

The three judges scored the fight as thus:

? 114 ? 113 (to Conlan)
? 112 ? 115 (to Cardoza)
? 115 ? 113 (to Conlan)

In a close fight, Conlan recovered from being knocked down in the eighth round and also survived a strong finish by Cardoza to take the verdict.

Talking about what was a fight that many perceived could have gone any way, Conlan remarked to the media,

‘He caught me high on the head, I had to ride the storm.

‘I could do this all week, although I don’t want to do it all week. The crowd was brilliant.’

The win was the 19th consecutive win for Conlan as he looks towards fulfilling his world title dream.


One Reply to “Conlan Wins by Split Decision”

  • interesting to see how the judges scored this fight, such a wide split between two of them!

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