Boxing judging has a longstanding reputation for being as bent as a Brazilian free-kick. The Roy Jones Jr loss to his Korean opponent in Souel in 1988 has entered into folklore.
The warning signs for this fight were there last night after a Kazakhstan fighter Vassily Levit was 'beaten' by Russian fighter Evgeny Tishchenko, a decision which saw boos ring around the stadium.
Incidentally, one of the judges last night was Irish - Michael Gallagher. Paddy Barnes disputed his claim to Irishness after the Conlan fight.
The RTE boxing panel of Bernard Dunne, Mick Dowling and Michael Carruth gave their immediate reaction to the decision in the Michael Conlan fight.
Mick Dowling said 'if Michael Conlan didn't win that fight, well then I don't know anything about boxing' while Bernard Dunne said that Conlan doled out a 'boxing lesson' to his Russian opponent.
Joanne Cantwell alluded to an report in the Guardian at the start of the month in which allegations had been made about the influencing of judges.
'Amateur boxing stinks' - The RTÉ panel discusses Michael Conlan's controversial defeat https://t.co/miT6HjqUYn
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