On Saturday night, Ireland’s Micheal Conlan made it twelve wins from twelve professional fights with a ninth round stoppage over Diego Alberto Ruiz in Falls Park Belfast.
The featherweight was defending his WBO Inter-Continental belt and picked up the WBA equivalent with the victory.
Afterwards, Conlan dedicated his victory over Ruiz to the late Kevin Sheehy who was tragically killed last month and who’s child was born over the weekend.
Conlan, who has the initials ‘KS’ on his shorts also said,
“I want to dedicate this fight to a family whose son called Kevin Sheehy, a young Irish boxer who was killed in Limerick recently and his daughter was just born yesterday, who he will not see grow up, so I want to dedicate this fight to them and I want to dedicate these shorts to the family, so that’s for them and all my love. Thank you.”