Ireland’s Mike Conlan (6-0, 5 KOs) destroyed David Berna (15-3, 14 KOs) to score a second round TKO in the special feature attraction at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York.
Conlan dropped Berna with a body shot to the midsection as the first round came to an end. In the second round, Berna hit the canvas again before referee Eddie Claudio stopped it at the one minute mark.
“I knew this was going to happen,” said Conlan. “He started committing and I hit him and dropped him with a beautiful body shot in the first round. After that, I knew I was going to stop him.”
This was Conlan’s second fight at MSG and said it’s a huge honor to be fighting in The Garden on St. Paddy’s weekend, but it is something really special to be fighting on St. Paddy’s Day.
“Now I want to do it in Ireland,” said Conlan. “I mean look at this crowd. We will sell out any stadium in Ireland.”
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