Ray Moylette vowed never to fight in the National Stadium again after his controversial defeat in the National Elite Championships on Friday night.
The popular Mayo favourite lost a repeat of the January decider losing to defending light welterweight champion Dean Walsh on a split decision.
The St Anne’s fighter a European gold medal winner back in 2011 claimed he was both shocked and heartbroken by the result and said he won’t return to the home of Irish boxing to compete again.
“I will never box at the National Stadium again. I won’t be there again and I refuse to let them do that to me. I’m in shock, heartbroken,” Moylette said soon after the clash.
“There was no way I lost. They won’t take it from me again.”
The defeat ends Moylette’s Olympic hopes as young Wexford talent Walsh will now be sent to the April’s Olympic qaulifiers in Turkey.
Even after the result was called out Moylette and his fans celebrated like he had won the fight, in a bid to make a point and the Mayo man refused to take his sliver medal.
Speaking after the fight the Western talent said he didn’t regret his actions, but was clear to point out that he has nothing but respect for his opponent Walsh.
“I do not apoligies for my actions last night, I have no disrespect for Dean Walsh, but I have lost all respect for the organisation. All my lifes work was taken from me in a split reaction from certain individuals, who don’t know realise what it takes to get to that level and leave it all in the ring.”
Moylette is certainly one of those ‘made for the pro’s’ amateurs and it will be interesting to see if the paid ranks appeal. Although the St Anne’s fighter has never expressed pro ambitions.