The injustice of his Olympic loss to Vladimir Nikitin has left a sour taste left in the mouth Mick Conlan which may take time to go away.
While the Belfast stand-out won’t let the Rio wrongdoing play a part in his future career, the fighter will not lend his support to the Olympics or indeed amateur boxing again.
Indeed, Conlan has claimed he won’t watch and Olympic Games again nor will any sport in which the International Olympic Committee or AIBA are involved in.
Speaking on Today FM’s The Anton Savage Show, Conlan said: “I don’t think I’ll watch an Olympic Games again.
“I wouldn’t watch any Paralympic or Olympic sport which is involved in the Olympic Committee or AIBA boxing.”
“I’ll not watch another event which involves that sport.”
Conlan was always destined to go pro after Rio and he has indicated he is close to announcing a Promotional deal.
There were some left of field suggestions that he may want to right the Rio wrongs and claim the Gold medal he felt he was destined to win in Tokyo, but Conlan shot down any suggestions along those lines and confirmed that he is completely done with the amateur game.
“Not a chance. They can say they’ll fine me whatever they want. I want nothing to do with amateur boxing anymore.”
“I actually hope the discipline they give me is a ban for life from amateur boxing, because I’ll never be doing it anyway.”
“I hope they ban me for life.”