On This Day: October 14th

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2015: Mick Conlan overcame a heart-stopping final round knockdown to secure a unanimous decision win over Uzbek mini tank Muradzhon Akhmadaliyev and become the first Irish male to win World Championships gold at what was the 18th edition of the tournament in Doha, Qatar.

The first ever World Championships to incorporate qualification, bantamweight Conlan secured his place at the competition via his gold medal at the European Championships that August.

While he did not need to enter the tournament from an Olympic qualification point of view, having already secured his place in Rio via the WSB, the Clonard boxer was determined to win gold on the Arabian Peninsula.

En-route to the final Conlan claimed a majority-decision win over awkward Brazilian Robenilson de Jesus, before unanimous decision wins over Azeri Tayfur Aliyev and Belarussian Dimitri Asanau.

Watch back the Belfast man’s historic campaign below:

Round of 16 – Michael Conlan Vs Robenilson Viera De Jesus

Quarter Final – Michael Conlan v Tayfur Aliyev

Semi Final – Michael Conlan v Dimitri Asanau

Final – Michael Conlan v Muradzhon Akhmadaliyev

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie