RAY Moylette feels he was ‘cheated’ out of a place in the National Elite Championship finals set to take place this weekend.
The Islandeady County Mayo native has enjoyed success on the European stage, claiming gold in 2008 World youth championships and 2011 European champions, but hasn’t enjoyed success in the highlight of the domestic calendar.
His National Championship misfortunes continued as he lost a split decision to 19 year old Michael Nevin, a cousin of Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin, in the Stadium last Friday night.
Nevin now goes onto the 64kg final were he faces Katie Taylor sparing partner Dean Walsh, but Moylette believes he should be donning his gloves and vest in the decider this Friday night.
Those who saw the fight have argued Moylette landed the better shots, but Nevin was the busier of the two, meaning it was difficult to call, but Moylette believes he was a clear winner and feels aggrieved by the 2-1 reverse.
“To say I am heartbroken is an understatement!
“I’m not one to blow my own trumpet nor am I ever a sore loser, I have been beat plenty of times before and I would be the first to admit it. There’s nothing like being cheated out of something you deserve,” Said Moylette.
“I know in my heart and soul I was the best boxer on the night and I won the fight,” he added.
“I have lost all respect for the sport I loved, but at the end of the day its not sport when the decisions are completely out of control of the athletes. In running or Cycling when you reach the finish line in first place your guaranteed to be rewarded for your efforts, in boxing it’s still out of your control.”