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Michael Conlan 'All Good' After Falling Out Of Ring During Title Shot

Michael Conlan 'All Good' After Falling Out Of Ring During Title Shot
By PJ Browne Updated

Michael Conlan said that he was alright following Saturday night's defeat to Leigh Wood in Nottingham.

There was serious concern for Conlan after he fell out of the ring during the 12th round of his WBA world featherweight title shot against reigning champion Wood. The Belfast fight was subsequently taken to hospital.

Eddie Hearn tweeted shortly before 1am on Sunday that Conlan was "conscious and stable, sitting up and talking and await CT scans".

For most of the fight, it looked as though Conlan was going to dethrone Wood. At the end of the first round, he put the Englishman on the canvas with a left hook, and then rocked him again in the second, but Wood managed to stay upright.

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Conlan dominated the middle rounds, but late in the 11th, Wood put him on the floor. Though, it was a contentious knockdown with Conlan and his team claiming that he had slipped.

Then, with 80 seconds elapsed in the final round, Conlan fell through the ropes after being caught by a swinging Wood, and the referee waved the fight off.

Despite pulling off one of the great boxing comebacks, there were muted celebrations from Wood and his team amid worry about Conlan's wellbeing.

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"I'm all good folks, cheers for the messages," Conlan tweeted in the early hours of Sunday morning.

"I'll be back, good shot and congrats to Leigh and his team."

He later added: "Watched the fight, I definitely need to run it back! Up on the cards & 11th was a slip, fatigue was kicking in & I was caught on the temple with a good shot I didn’t see. Respect @itsLeighWood congrats again, your a tough fucker, but let’s run it back."

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Conlan also said in a video on Instagram stories that his CT scans were "all clear".

Featured image: Mark Robinson / Matchroom Boxing via Sportsfile

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