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Michael Conlan shows off nasty facial injuries from hospital bed after falling through ropes in horror KO vs Leigh Wood

BATTERED Michael Conlan took to Instagram from his hospital bed to give an injury update and show off his nasty facial wounds.

The Irishman fell through the ropes in a horror KO in his WBA featherweight showdown with Leigh Wood in Nottingham.

Michael Conlan suffered a brutal KO against Leigh Wood in Nottingham

Mick took to his Instagram story to give fans a positive update

He was rushed away to hospital after being taken out of the stadium on a stretcher as Wood’s celebrations were overshadowed.

But blood-spattered Conlan videoed himself in the early hours and posted the clip online to let fans know he was doing okay – and congratulate his opponent.

The 30-year-old said: “I’m all good just getting checked up in the hospital.

“The CT scan was all clear.

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“Congrats to Leigh Wood, congrats to his team, that was the best shot of the night he got me with at the end.

“But it is what it is, I’ll be back.”

He followed it up on Twitter with a series of tweets – and is already eyeing a rematch.

Conlan added: “I’m all good folks, cheers for the messages.

“Definitely want a rematch lol.

“Watched the fight, I definitely need to run it back!

“Up on the cards & 11th was a slip, fatigue was kicking in & I was caught on the temple with a good shot I didn’t see.

“Respect Leigh Wood congrats again, your (sic) a tough f***er – but let’s run it back.”

Conlan, who had Wood on the canvas in the opener, was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards going into the final round.

But the Nottingham local hero landed a glancing shot to the head which exposed the previously-unbeaten Conlan – and he finished it off in devastating and dramatic fashion.

But he was in no mood to celebrate with Mick’s condition unknown.

Immediately after the win, a tearful Wood said: “I just hope Michael is all right. I can’t celebrate until I know he is.

“He is so tough and it was a bad knockout so I just want to see he is all right.


 “I’m in an emotional state and there have been some tears.

“I heard he is up and talking but I would like to see him.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn labelled Wood’s win ‘one of the greatest comebacks’ – but reiterated ‘we’re all praying for Michael’.

Hearn said: “It looked a masterclass from Michael and coming into the 12th I could not see a way Leigh could turn the fight around.

“Michael was two ahead going into the last round – Leigh had to knock him out in the 12th and he did.

“I would love to celebrate but all our thoughts are with Michael.”

Ryan Garcia tweeted: “That was one of the greatest fights I have ever seen if you didn’t see it don’t watch anything it was amazing hope Conlan is okay.”

Shakur Stevenson added: “Prayers up for Conlan hope everything is ok with him.”

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And Anthony Fowler wrote: “I really hope Conlan is ok, it was 1 the craziest endings to a fight I’ve ever seen?

“One the best fights I’ve seen in years too, so much heart, grit and determination shown by both men, big respect to them both.”

Conlan fell through the ropes on to the floor outside the ring

Wood’s celebrations were muted as he awaited an update