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Watch: Michael Conlan's BBC Interview Shortly After That Disgraceful Decision In The Ring

Watch: Michael Conlan's BBC Interview Shortly After That Disgraceful Decision In The Ring
By PJ Browne Updated

Michael Conlan was understandably enraged in his post-fight on RTÉ.

The Belfast man told Evanne Ni Chuilinn that 'amateur boxing is corrupt to its core'.

Shortly after, in an interview where he a little bit calmer, Conlan also spoke to BBC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q8bRkelsGo

The 2015 world champion told John Inverdale that his dream that just been 'shattered' by some disgraceful

I came here for an Olympic gold medal and I feel I've been cheated of that. I wanted to be a two-time Olympic medalist and an Olympic champion. Today my dream has been shattered and I've been robbed.

Bar the judges, those watching felt Conlan had dominated the first round. Astonishingly, his Russian opponent won it on all three judges' cards.

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Conlan - who had a feeling he was being screwed over - gave us a little insight into what was going on in his head during the fight.

In the first round it was so easy, I was so comfortable in the corner. I wasn't even out of breath. I was like 'this is easy, what's going on?'

I had to go to war, which I did and outfought him at his own game. I pulled back that round. Then I thought in the last round I outfought him too.

You can watch Conlan interviewed by John Inverdale below.

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