Conlan called the reason for the defeat of Lopez

Michael Conlan - Luis Alberto Lopez
Michael Conlan - Luis Alberto Lopez

Former featherweight title contender Michael Conlan analyzed his early defeat from the IBF world champion Luis Alberto Lopez.

“I didn't perform properly. It was not even close to the performance that I can show. In the ring, I was just not myself. I can't complain because the training camp was perfect. The preparation went very well, unlike the fight with Lee Wood, when I had covid before that. This time there was nothing like that. I flew, everything went well, but on the day of the fight everything just disappeared, and I forgot about everything.

I started doing things that I never did in combat. For example, I made a felling with this guy, with whom I should not have done this, since my boxing abilities were much better. It was strange. My head was out of order. When I warmed up, I felt that everything was going wrong. I don't know what it was. I can't point my finger at it. I felt wrong, something was wrong. I didn't know what it was. I just wasn’t myself, and it made itself felt, ”BoxingScene quotes Conlan.

Recall that at the end of May, Conlan lost to Lopez by technical knockout in the fifth round.