Conlan stops Ruiz
In the main event of the evening in Belfast Michael Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs) won by TKO in the ninth round over Diego Alberto Ruiz (21-3, 10 KOs). The duel was stopped after the attacks on the Irish to the body. At the time of the stoppage Conlan was confidently leading on points. WBO and WBA Intercontinental titles were at stake the of the fight.
Initially, the 27-year-old Conlan was supposed to meet Vladimir Nikitin in a rematch of his controversial defeat at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. However the Russian withdrew from the fight due to injury.