European gold medal for Michael Conlan

Michael Conlan celebrates winning a gold medal at Saturday's European Championships
Michael Conlan celebrates winning a gold medal at Saturday's European Championships

Belfast bantamweight Michael Conlan secured a gold medal at the European Championships in Bulgaria by beating British boxer Qais Ashfaq in the final.

Conlan produced a dominant display and was awarded a unanimous points decision by the three judges after three rounds.

Two of the judges scored the contest 30-27 in Conlan’s favour, with the third scoring the fight 29-28.

The fight was a rematch of the Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow last year, which Conlan, 23, also won.