In what has quickly become a St. Patrick’s day tradition, Michael Colan (11-0, 6 KOs) made things look very easy against Ruben Hernandez (24-4-2, 10 KOs).
The festivities kicked off at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2019.
Conlan had his entire arsenal on display. Often times he would switch from orthodox to southpaw, leaving his opponent confused. Right hands upstairs combined with plenty of left hooks had Hernandez on unsteady legs at times. Some how, some way, he still continued to fight on and press forward.
As the rounds went on, the punishment only increased. It seemed as though Hernandez wanted to drag his man to the later rounds. What he didn’t expect, however is for Conlan to have much more left in the gas tank. During those later rounds, Conlan paid close attention to the body. Particularly in the eighth round where he ripped shot after shot.
The rounds were not close as Conlan dominated. That dominance was made very clear when the judges read their scorecards, which were all the same, 100-90. Not giving Hernandez a single round.
At an early stage of his career Conlan has proven to be a draw. His ability to pack arenas is impressive. It isn’t just his popularity, but it is also his capabilities in the ring. He put on an absolute clinic.
It seems as though it is just a matter of time before the young Irish star gets his crack at a world title.
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