‘Punch of the Month’ award for Jamie ‘Gatti’ Conlan

In what could be described as a taste of what’s to come for Jamie Conlan in this year’s awards season, the Belfast super flyweight has been handed the Boxnation ‘Punch of the Month’ gong for April.

Conlan dethroned Anthony Nelson with a stunning bodyshot to claim the Commonwealth crown at the Copper Box in London in a war that many feel is a shoo-in for ‘Fight of the Year.’

The 115lb pair traded knockdowns before Conlan, having tested the shot seconds previously, folded the South Shiels fighter with a vicious left hook.

Relieve the magical shot here courtesy of Boxnation:

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