MIDDLE FINGER FEVER: Conlan Gets TKO in Pro Debut



MIDDLE FINGER FEVER: Conlan Gets TKO in Pro Debut

Mick Conlan got it done Friday night at the theater at MSG, taking out over matched Tim Ibarra in round three, as he promised.

The W was taken, much beer was sold, the joint was packed and the Top Rank prospect got off to a real fine start as a pro. He worked with both hands, and if he were to do it again, might be a tad more focused with his aggression.

Conlan, taken to the ring by Irish icon Conor McGregor,  loaded up, with hooks and rights, seeking to end it.

He stepped on the pedal in the third, had Ibarra trapped on the ropes, and the ref stepped in. Maybe the stop was a shade early, as Ibarra hadn't been dropped and noticeably wobbled; but the loser didn't protest long or loud.

Manager Matt Macklin has a talented and charismatic hitter who will only improve.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.