Conlan vs Nikitin Info
Michael Conlan beat Vladimir Nikitin by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 14th December 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 98-92, 99-91 in favor of winner Michael Conlan.
The fight took place over rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Conlan vs Nikitin stats
Michael Conlan stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Vladimir Nikitin made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 3 wins and draws.
The stats suggested Conlan had a massive power advantage over Nikitin, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Nikitin's 0%.
Michael Conlan was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Both Michael Conlan & Vladimir Nikitin fought out of an orthodox stance.
Conlan was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Nikitin, who’s first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 53 more professional rounds, 81 to Nikitin's 28.
Michael Conlan went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Conlan vs Nikitin form
Conlan remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Diego Alberto Ruiz on 3rd August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Marquee, Falls Park, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Ruben Garcia on 17th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jason Cunningham on 22nd December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Adeilson Dos Santos on 30th June 2018 by points in the 8th round at Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
He had defeated Ibon Larrinaga on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
What time did Conlan vs Nikitin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 am UTC at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was 7:00 pm EST or 4:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Conlan vs Nikitin?
Conlan vs Nikitin was broadcast on ESPN in the US.