Nottingham - In a mandatory showdown, for the WBA's "regular" title at featherweight, Leigh Wood (26-2, 16 KOs) recovered from near disaster and was certainly down on the cards, came back in the twelfth and final round to knock unbeaten Michael Conlan (16-1, 8 KOs) out cold and out of the ring.
Wood was dropped hard and nearly out at the end of the first round, right at the bell. It took him several rounds to fully recover.
In the eleventh, it was Wood who dropped Conlan at the end of the round. The end came in a dramatic twelfth, when Wood pinned Conlan against the ropes and connected with a hard right that knocked Conlan out cold. Conlan would slump back and fall out of the ring, with the fight being quickly waved off by the referee.