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Michael Conlan Destroys Italian To Win 9th Pro Fight

Michael Conlan Destroys Italian To Win 9th Pro Fight

Michael Conlan won the ninth fight of his pro career on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Conlan stopped Italian, Nicola Cipoletta, with a flurry of punches after 1:55 of the seventh round at the Park Theater. Six of the Belfast boxers win have now come via knockout.

It was a contest which the 26-year-old dominated from start to finish against an extremely defensive opponent.

"When you fight a guy who is negative and trying to survive, those guys are the hardest guys to look good against," Conlan told ESPN after the fight.

He was just negative. Now, I want real opponents. I want top 10, top 15 opponents.

These are the guys who are going to make me look good. These are the guys who are going to bring out the best of my technical ability.

When you see guys trying to survive, itโ€™s a lot easier to survive than fight it out.

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Conlan's next fight is slated for December 22nd on the Josh Warrington vs Carl Frampton card at the Manchester Arena.

Interestingly, Vladimir Nikitin - the man who was controversially given a win over Conlan at the Rio Olympics - fought on the same card last night.

The Russian beat Clay Burns was unanimous decision in his second pro fight.

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