Olympic boxer Michael Conlan attacks "cheating b*stards" after losing his fight 5 years ago

Olympic boxer Michael Conlan attacks "cheating b*stards" after losing his fight

Harsh words from the boxer.

Irish boxer Michael Conlan suffered a unanimous points defeat against Russian opponent Vladimir Nikitin, losing out on a bronze medal in the process, in the quarter-final of the men's bantamweight 56kg.

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Conlan was interviewed by RTE after the fight where he said he would never fight IABA again. He said:

"They are cheating b**tards and I don't give a f**k cursing on TV...Amateur boxing stinks from the core to the top...I thought I boxed the head off him in the first round...but when I heard I was down I had to go to his fight...They are all corrupt…"

Here's another version of the interview:

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Twitter users have reacted in both shock and anger at the result.

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Boxer Bernard Dunner agreed with Conlan:

Watch his take on it here:

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