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BC-BKN--Conlan-Hernandez

March 18, 2019
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan won again on St. Patrick’s Day at Madison Square Garden, beating Ruben Garcia Hernandez by unanimous decision.

The former world amateur champion and two-time Olympian from Ireland returned to the arena where he made his pro debut two years ago on the holiday and kept the party that started long before the fight going with a dominating performance Sunday.

Conlan (11-0) won in a shutout, with all three judges giving him every round of the 10-round featherweight bout for scores of 100-90, with the flag waving and singing resuming even before the scores were announced.

Darting in and out and side to side, fighting mostly out of the southpaw stance but switching occasionally to right-handed, Conlan simply outclassed Hernandez (24-4-2) while piling up a lopsided advantage in punches.