Michael Conlan into Commonwealth Games Final

Team NI got their second boxer into the Commonwealth Games Final when Michael Conlan advanced past Sean McGoldrick of Wales in Friday’s men’s bantam division semi-final.

Conlan used his vast array of boxing skills to take the first round on the judges scorecards.

In the second round a bad clash of heads left the St John Bosco club boxer with a nasty cut above the right eye.

After two consultations with the ringside doctor, the fight was stopped and as the cut had been caused by a clash of heads, it went to the judges scorecards.

Conlan was well ahead on all cards and his hand was held aloft, sending him into Saturday’s final against England’s Quas Ashfaq. A doctor’s inspection on Saturday morning will determine if Conlan will be allowed to fight in the final.

Derek McKenna

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