15 May 2011 – Jonny Stapleton
Jamie Conlan took a significant step toward becoming lord of the flys by stopping a King on the under card of Prince Aarons light middleweight title win in Kent on Friday night.
Conlan, who is being heavily courted by British promoter Frank Maloney, took the short route to victory, stopping Kyle King in round three of a one sided contest. The John Breen trained fighter, whose brother Michael also celebrated victory over the weekend as he defeated Thomas Stubbs in Irelands 7-2 amateur win over England, forced King to take a 9 count in round two before ending what was meant to be a six round fight in the next stanza.
The Belfast talent was obviously happy with the win and the manner in which it was achieved and now believes he is fast closing in on a British title fight.
I am happy with the win. It was a good fight. He had one defeat on his record, but it was controversial, so in my mind he was an undefeated fighter. I am very happy with the knock out. It shows the power is developing nicely, Conlan told www.irish-boxing.com.
Everyone was really impressed with my display. Frank Maloney was impressed an excited with the fight. I feel that a title shot is just round the corner am getting better with every fight. Frank wants me out in Liverpool on the 11th June, but if I cant get on that show I will be out in Craigavon on the 25th June.