Ireland's Amy Broadhurst controversially lost her AIBA World Championship light welterweight quarter-final against India's Simranjit Kaur in New Dehli on Tuesday.
In an eventful final round, the Indian fighter found herself on the deck. However, the referee ruled that it was due to a slip rather than a knockdown.
20 seconds later, Broadhurst appeared to land a big left but was given an official warning by the referee for hitting with the inside of her glove. It was the third time in the fight that the referee had highlighted it to Broadhurst.
Up until that point, Broadhurst seemed to have had the better of the fight. The first should have been her's. Though, Simranjit undoubtedly improved in the second.
The Dundalk fighter's apparent superiority was not reflected on the scorecard as she lost a split decision. Incredibly, the Algerian judge scored the fight 30-26 to Simranjit with the others reading it 27-29, 28-28, 29-27 and 29-27.
According to the commentators, Broadhurst was left in tears by the decision.
Even Indian site, Sportstar, said that Broadhurst would feel aggrieved.
Simranjit Kaur wins! It's a surprising result after such a strong performance from Amy Broadhurst, who must feel hard done by.
It's another medal assured for India - its fourth one in the tournament. #Boxing #WWCHs2018https://t.co/M6yQDnDtwt
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) November 20, 2018
For yet another Irish amateur boxer, it is a result they will find it hard to swallow.
Utter gank. Amy Broadhurst robbed there by India with a World Championships medal on the line. Fine knockdown ruled a slip, then v hardly docked a point. Sickening
— Kevin Byrne (@KevByrneBox) November 20, 2018
No joy for Amy Broadhurst in quarter final bout at World boxing championships. Dropped a majority 3-1 decision to Indian light welter. The scoring was bizarre and the Irish girl was controversially docked a point in crucial third round for 'slapping' #boxing
— Sean McGoldrick (@SeanMcGoldrick1) November 20, 2018
Another Irish boxer is done out of a major medal because of terrible judging. Amy Broadhurst misses out on light-welter bronze at world championship, losing to Simranjit Kaur. Definite stink of a hometown decision
— Mark Gallagher (@bailemg) November 20, 2018