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Luis Alberto Lopez beats Michael Conlan in Belfast

 IBF Champion Luis Alberto Lopez has stopped Michael Conlan to retain his IBF featherweight title in front of a packed out SSE Arena in Belfast.

Conlan’s second bid for a world title ended in disappointment after he was stopped in the fifth round by the tough Mexican.

The Irish Boxing star Tweeted the following after the fight

“I’m good folks. Wasn’t at the races, couldn’t seem to get going and paid the price for it.

“Congratulations to Lopez on a great performance. I wish you all the best in the future champion. Thank you for the opportunity.

“Thanks to everyone who reached out and wished me luck. I can’t get back to you all but I appreciate it!

“I’m gonna take some time away from social media now to enjoy my family and decide what the next steps for me are. Again, thank you Belfast for an amazing atmosphere and turnout! Love MC x.”

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