The Belfast bantam, the reigning World champion, was ridiculously adjudged to have lost his quarter final to Vladimir Nikitin, losing on all three cards despite obviously dominating much of the bout.
The reactions of boxing pundits, writers, coaches, current, and past fighters were all of shock and disgust:
Fucking stinking!!! Devastated beyond belief,, cheating cunts paid for medals before the competition even started,, ruining dreams #Scum
— Jamie Conlan (@JamieConlan11) August 16, 2016
— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) August 16, 2016
@AIBA_Boxing your a fucking disgrace to sport!
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) August 16, 2016
— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) August 16, 2016
Just shows you how corrupt amateur boxing is @mickconlan11 boxed the head of his opponent and the judges robbed him absolute disgrace!!!
— Brendan Irvine (@weerooster) August 16, 2016
— Pajo Hyland (@Pajpunisher) August 16, 2016
@mickconlan11 hard luck mate! Disgraceful just like everytime the Russians pay off the judges its a disgrace u know what to do now mate pro!
— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) August 16, 2016
Disgusting, heart goes out to @mickconlan11 What a travesty.
— Edwin Robinson (@Skyedrobinson) August 16, 2016
— Eamonn O’Kane (@KingKane11) August 16, 2016
— Jamie Kavanagh (@JamieKavanagh90) August 16, 2016
— Barry Jones (@BarryJonesBox) August 16, 2016
— Gary Spike OSullivan (@spike_osullivan) August 16, 2016
Why should these kids bother? Dedicating their lives for 4 yrs just to get robbed by scumbag judges. Fair play @mickconlan11 for interview
— Eamonn Magee (@TerminatorMagee) August 16, 2016
— Kenneth Egan (@kenegan30) August 16, 2016
— Andy Lee (@AndyLeeBoxing) August 16, 2016
That is the best I've ever seen @mickconlan11 box and that is the worst decision I've ever seen! Complete disgrace!!!
— Tommy McCarthy (@Tommymac90) August 16, 2016
— Niall Kennedy Boxer (@niallbaskennedy) August 16, 2016
— Darren Barker (@DarrenBarker82) August 16, 2016
How @AIBA_Boxing can allow them judges to blatenly rob people is beyond me! Would be a different story if it was 1 of their own kids!
— sean mc comb (@sugarseantl) August 16, 2016
Amateur boxing is a fucking digrace. How that was a unanimous decision is beyond me! Great performance Mick.@mickconlan11
— connor coyle (@cjcoyle07) August 16, 2016
I think it’s a disgrace that @AIBA_Boxing are taking back handers! They need to sort this out its a joke!
— Kevin Mitchell (@KevinMitchell6) August 16, 2016
Feeling very bad for a true terrific fighter @mickconlan11, another robbery, one more from these fucking thieves
— Sergio Martínez (@maravillabox) August 16, 2016
You sacrifice all your life for a dream and then have a bunch of bandits bloody snatch it away from you. Conlan was clear winner #Rio2016
— Bernard Dunne (@Bernard_Dunne) August 16, 2016
Feel bad for Irish boxer Michael Conlan, who got robbed in Olympic match. @AIBA_Boxing judges strike again
— Al Bernstein (@AlBernstein) August 16, 2016
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) August 16, 2016
— Stephen Smith (@SwiftySmith) August 16, 2016
Feel for @mickconlan11 not far of the roy jones jr defeat at the seoul olympics,putting a real bad name on amatuer boxing.
— Gamal Yafai (@Gamal_yafai) August 16, 2016
— Peter Mcdonagh (@McDonaghPeter) August 16, 2016
— Danny Vaughan (@dannyvaughan99) August 16, 2016
Disgrace ! Absolute ridiculous decision Michael Conlan won all 3 rounds!
— Glenn McCrory (@SkyGlennMcCrory) August 16, 2016
A picture says a thousand words… A young mans dreams ruined in corruption.. AIBAs loss and the pro games gain.. Hold that head high Mick Conlon a masterclass on how to box and fight.. #aiba #scum #fix #corruption #cheats #boxing #micheal #conlon #rio #olympics #winner
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Fuck offffffff that is a load of shite …robbed Thailand n goes on to rob us a fucking joke
— TyroneMcKenna (@Tyronemck) August 16, 2016
What can you say ribbed @mickconlan11 blind and he punched the guck out of him fucking scandlous that is
— con sheehan (@consheehan89) August 16, 2016
@AIBA_Boxing you must be on a great wage! How you can take someone’s dreams away from them just like that! Hold your head in shame 🖕
— Sonny Upton (@SonnyUptonClan) August 16, 2016
If I was @mickconlan11 I wouldn’t have left the ring hold all the boxing up! Amateur boxing has hit its lowest point so many robberys
— Caoimhin Hynes (@caoimhinhynes29) August 16, 2016
That’s why amateur boxers is turning pro with the bad decisions in boxing for the last few year #disgrace
— Gary Sweeney (@garysweeney11) August 16, 2016
Good for Michael Conlan calling out AIBA for what it is. Refreshing and fantastic interview after the fight. Shame it had to come to that.
— adam abramowitz (@snboxing) August 16, 2016