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Michael Conlan stops Kenny Guzman in second round knockout

Michael Conlan improved his professional record to 4-0 after a knockout win over Kenny Guzman in Arizona early on Saturday morning.

The Belfast featherweight caught Guzman with a big right hand at the end of the second round to send the American crashing to the canvas. The 26-year-old has now won by knockout in all of his four fights.

Guzman actually landed a big punch himself in round one but Conlan regrouped and by the time he ended the fight, his opponent had a bloody nose and a swollen eye.

"I felt good," Conlan told Box Nation afterwards.

"At the start I was a bit worried, I felt that he didn't have any power so I did the wrong thing and got reckless and wasn't minding taking punches, which is stupid of me.

"Manny [Robles, coach] shouted at me in the corner but I was just happy to get a nice knock-out.

"I felt a bit more power tonight, I was working the body a bit more."

Conlan's next fight will be on the undercard of Lomachenko-Rigondeaux in Madison Square Garden on 9 December.

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