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Jamie Conlan stops champion Nelson

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Belfast's Jamie Conlan is the new Commonwealth super-flyweight champion
Belfast’s Jamie Conlan (right) is the new Commonwealth super-flyweight champion

Belfast’s Jamie Conlan has been crowned Commonwealth super-flyweight champion after stopping title holder Anthony Nelson in the eighth round in London.

South Shields fighter Nelson, 30, was knocked down by a telling body shot and failed to beat the count 40 seconds into the round.

Nelson had been put down in the first round but recovered to floor 29-year-old Conlan in the third.

Conlan looked in trouble in round seven but survived to land the decisive blow.

The fight took place at the Copperbox Arena in Olympic Park.

Conlan is the brother of Olympic bronze medallist and world amateur champion Michael Conlan.

On the same London bill, Belfast featherweight James Tennyson’s attempt take the British title was ended by a fifth-round stoppage at the hands of champion Ryan Walsh.

After beating Nelson, Conlan now wants to fight Chester's Paul Butler
After beating Nelson, Conlan now wants to fight Chester’s Paul Butler
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