Michael Conlan was knocked out in the final round of his world title encounter with England's Leigh Wood in Nottingham on Saturday night.

The Belfast boxer was hospitalised in the aftermath but issued a Sunday morning update about his condition, saying that he was "all good".

Conlan started the fight like a train, knocking the champion down inside the first round of the WBA featherweight title fight, and continued to dominate the fight throughout the early rounds.

Local hero Wood worked his way back into the contest in the latter rounds and drew Conlan, who is represented by MTK – a sports management company linked to Daniel Kinahan - into a war of attrition with some relentless exchanges as the fight moved into the championship rounds.

Wood then knocked a jaded-looking Conlan down in the penultimate round, although it was disputed by the the Irish fighter and his corner who deemed it a slip, however, replays show that some contact was made with the champion's left-hook.

Then the drama went up another notch midway through the final round as Conlan was caught up against the ropes and was then knocked backwards out of the ring.

The referee called an immediate halt to the contest with an exhausted Wood celebrating his come-from-behind victory.

But the celebrations were short-lived as the seriousness of the Conlan knockout became apparent and Wood, to his credit, asked the jubilant crowd to calm down as the Irish fighter needed medical assistance.

Conlan was taken away for further medical attention with no immediate update on his condition, however, media reports said that the boxer was responding in the dressing room.

The Falls Road fighter was subsequently taken to hospital for further assessment, where Matchroom Boxing chief executive Frank Smith said that Conlan was "conscious and stable".

Conlan allayed concerns about his condition when he issued an update on social media in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He said on his Instagram story: "I'm all good, I'm just getting checked up in the hospital. The CT scan is all clear.

"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 added on Twitter: "Definitely want a rematch."

Earlier on the card, there were wins for Irish fighters Caoimhin Agyarko, Gary Cully and Thomas Carty.