Dublin results: Conlan comes back from the brink to defeat Granados
Super flyweight contender Jamie Conlan survived a massive scare against Junior Granados to card a ten-round points decision in Dublin, Ireland.
In a well-matched bout, Conlan seemed to have the edge until Granados put him in real trouble in the seventh round and possibly should have forced a stoppage.
Conlan was down twice and wasn’t throwing anything back, but was rightly given the benefit of the doubt to come back well in the next round.
At the end of the contest, judges awarded Conlan the fight 96-92 and 95-93 (twice) as the home fighter improved to 14-0.
In the chief support bout, Tommy Langford kept up his perfect record with a four round triumph over Julio Cesar Avalos. With the win, Langford moved to 13-0 as Avalos dropped a fifth defeat from 20 bouts.
Steven Ormond continued the undercard theme of early stoppages by halting Jacek Wylezol in just two rounds, whilst lightweight Declan Geraghty did similar to push his record to 8-1 with a third round win over Dinars Skripkins without having to move through the gears.
In a middleweight contest, Anthony Fitzgerald squeezed past 40-loss Kieron Gray in a competitive contest over eight rounds. Fitzgerald was below-par on the night but managed to get over the line with a 77-75 victory on the referee’s scorecard.
Ryan Burnett is now 10-0 after opponent Csaba Kovacs was forced to retire in the second round due to a shoulder injury. From the first round on the result never seemed in doubt though and it would have been just a matter of time until Burnett would have ended the contest.
Michael Rooney made light work of Richard Walter in the opener to score a second round stoppage and improve to 8-0, whilst heavyweight Sean Turner followed it up with a first-round knockout of his own.
‘Big Sexy’ had way too much in his locker for Janis Ginters to make it five straight wins as a pro.