Eddie Hearn Reported Michael Conlan as Conscious and Stable
Via Matt Lieberman: Eddie Hearn reports that Michael Conlan is awake and stable in hospital following his 12th round knockout loss to WBA featherweight champion Leigh Wood on Saturday night at Nottingham Arena in Nottingham, England.
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Conlan (16-1, 8 KOs) was knocked out of the ring in round 12 by champion Wood (26-2, 16 KOs) who was in a desperate need of a knockout to win the game. war.
When Conlan fell over the rope, his brother was there to catch him to prevent him from falling to the hard floor outside the ring. Even though Conlan has 20 seconds to get back into the ring, he still has enough qualifications to climb back up.
Referee Steve Gray then signaled a restraining order at 1:25 a.m. on 12 and paramedics were called in to handle the seriously injured Conlan.
Conlan is in stable condition
“We have been informed that he is conscious and stable at the hospital. We are waiting for some more news,” Eddie Hearn told Boxing in the match about Michael Conlan’s condition.
“We hope that he is okay. We’d love to celebrate right now, but it just doesn’t feel right. Our thoughts are with Michael Conlan after the best fight, the most dramatic fight,” Hearn said.
It’s one of the most incredible comebacks this writer has ever witnessed from a boxer. I mean, Wood looked like he was about to suffer an early defeat after being dropped by Conlan in the first round, and injured in the second, third, fifth, ninth and tenth rounds.
It seems that whenever Wood enjoys a degree of success, Conlan will attach him with a shrill shot that sends his legs wobbly.
“I am speechless with what we witnessed tonight, and that’s boxing,” Hearn continued about Wood’s performance. “We know it’s brutal, but we just hope that Michael Conlan is okay.
“Once we found out he was fine, no. We need to respect Leigh Wood’s performance, and Leigh Wood’s courage,” Hearn said when asked if the battle’s ending detracts from Leigh Wood’s performance.
“We need to respect Michael Conlan’s performance, I thought he was outstanding tonight. It was an excellent fight. How Leigh Wood even came in second and third, body ripping shots are in fourth, fifth, sixth.
“He came back in the fight and started hurting Michael Conlan. Knockdown at day 11, yes or no? I said to Leigh Wood after he got up in round 12, ‘You have to take this kid down. Go for it, let your hands go. ‘
“I would love to tell you that I knew he would do it. I thought after all he’s done [Wood] experienced in the fight, how can he muster the strength to win this knockout match? But he turned off the lights when Michael Conlan was getting up,” Hearn said.
Michael’s brother caught him
“He got through the ropes at our feet and his dad and brother caught him. There was no way he could return to the ring and the fight was over. I know the fight is over because he’s out.
“We didn’t do a lot of scenes yet because we wanted to make sure he was okay, but the fight was over before he got over the ropes. You have 20 seconds to turn around, but there’s no way for him to get up, let alone roll back.
“Like I said, it would be fun to celebrate, jump in the ring and hug everyone. While not everyone is into boxing, it’s a really tight-knit community.
“It doesn’t matter which fighter you are and what gym you train in, which promoter you don’t like, at times like these, everyone is praying for the boxer. It shows you how brave these warriors are and how much respect they deserve.
“Like I said, when the time is right, we will celebrate and at this moment, this is not the time. That was just Leigh Wood’s heart, and Conlan was brilliant.
“I was sitting here, Jaime Conlan beside me and his dad beside me. I got up and he said, ‘Shut up,’ and I said, ‘Shut up,’ and we had some great fun back and forth.
“I was ready to tell him [Conlan] in 90 seconds, ‘congratulations, your son won a senior class tonight.’ I just wanted Leigh Wood to finish the fight safely and stand firm in that fight sometime,” Hearn said.
Hearn doubts Wood can win
“When he hit him [Conlan] down at the eleventh minute, I really think it’s a knock down because it’s a punch, whether he’s tangled in his leg or whatever he does. One punch landed and he went down. It’s no longer relevant now anyway, but the dynamics are starting to shift a bit.
“I just feel that Leigh Wood will have no power in his hands after what he went through to score a clean knockout goal. It is just wonderful. His next battle if it’s in Nottingham, it’ll be at City Ground. We promised him that, and he’s a hero in my eyes.
“I mean, where did he come from? Everyone has to remember that Leigh Wood was a bad boxer. He was beaten by Gavin McDonnell on the bottom card in Hull for the British title.
“I thought his career was over. He is constantly looking for opportunities, honing. He has always had good support in the city, but tonight, he made an absolute fortune and changed his life forever. But that was just a start for him.
“When you see what the boys went through in the ring tonight, they totally deserved it all. We have to push Leigh Wood to get the biggest fights right now and make sure he gets what he deserves.
“That plan came in when we knew Michael was fine, and obviously a big fight in two weeks’ time. Josh Warrington vs Kiko Martinez. Hearn said.