Micheal Conlan’s Olympic disgust will only act to further fuel his World title ambitions suggests brother Jamie Conlan.
The Belfast talent was left disgusted and hurt by boxing after he was robbed of his Olympic dream by either corrupt or inept judging last week, but that hurt will onlt prove to drive the ambitious fighter on further claims the reigning Commonwealth super flyweight champion.
There was never any fears Conlan would do a Roy Jones Jr and walk away from the game entirely for a period of time. The London 2012 bronze medal winner will be reviewing pro contract offers over the next few months, but his brother does feel he should now take a much needed break.
“This result will not define his career but only be a catalyst for bigger and better things to come. For now, he should take some time off with his family and friends after a long three years where he became Commonwealth, European and World Champion,” Conlan told WBN, before reflecting on the Vladimir Nikitin robbery.
“This was not a defeat, this was a blatant robbery!”
“I’m sickened to see someone’s twelve-year Olympic dream destroyed at the hands unlawful and corrupt judges. The world saw how bad this was. This wasn’t a fair and level playing field.”
“AIBA sending the judges home is an admittance of their guilt. They screwed Michael bad as he did everything needed to win.”
“After a first round that he clearly dominated, to only find himself losing he changed tactics and brought the fight to the Russian to beat him at his own game, it’s mind boggling.”
“But overall I am very proud of his performance.”