Irishman Wins Wide UD
In the penultimate fight on the undercard of Lomachenko/Rigondeaux from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City Michael Conlan ( 4-0, 4 KO’s) went against Luis Fernando Molina (4-3-1, 1 KO’s) in a 6 round featherweight bout.
In the first the Irishman came out throwing his job throwing to the body as both fighters came forward. Molina seem game but you could tell early on the different levels of skill. Conlan had a great jab going but his hands were down often early on and got caught going straight back early on.
As the fight went on Conlan appeared to settle in using a jab but Molina was not deterred as he kept coming forward landing shots of his own. By the fourth Conlan seem to looked comfortable fighting behind the jab keeping his distance while dodging some shots. Conlan kept his head moving making Molina miss with some wild punches.
In the fifth round Conlan came out looking to be more active putting his combinations together. Conlan took his time and showed some skills on his way to a unanimous decision ( 60-54 3x) going the distance for the first time in his young career.
Conlan looked good but it’s apparent he must work on his craft. Has a ton of heart and doesn’t seem to be afraid to trade. He will be back in NYC in March against an opponent to determined.
By: Wilson Urena