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Billy Walsh Lets Slip That Russian Fighter Nikitin Not Fit To Continue At Rio Olympics

Billy Walsh Lets Slip That Russian Fighter Nikitin Not Fit To Continue At Rio Olympics
By Mikey Traynor

Just when you thought the Michael Conlan farce couldn't get more farcical...

It appears as though the Russian fighter who was awarded a win over Michael Conlan which sparked uproar at the Olympics is not fit to face his American opponent Shakur Stevenson and will have to withdraw via injury.

Billy Walsh has been quoted as saying that Nikitin has withdrawn, although we are still waiting for official confirmation.

While Walsh making the claim suggests that he has been told that his fighter will be awarded a walkover, it appears as though he has until the morning weigh-ins to make the decision.

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Sadly, it is extremely unlikely that Conlan will be given his rightful place in the semi-final, and instead the Team USA boxer will be awarded a bye into the final.

After all this, the Russian fighter who robbed a place in the semis after robbing a place in the quarters cannot compete because of the injuries he suffered in those two fight.

You couldn't make it up.

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