Michael Conlan Wins Gold For Ireland

IABA BoxingMichael Conlan last evening became the first Irishman to win a World Championship gold. The Belfast bantamweight beat his Uzbek opponent, despite getting knocked down in the final round. Irish head coach Billy Walsh says Conlan has been focused on this moment all year. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/47016/medium/”] It wasn’t such a good day for Michael O’Reilly The middleweight lost his box-off for a place at next year’s Olympic Games. O’Reilly fell victim to some questionable judging for the first two rounds of his bout. This evening Joe Ward can capture gold when he fights Julio La Cruz in the light heavyweight final, that bout takes place after 5.