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AIBA To Drop Some Boxing Judges After Olympic Results

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03:11 17 Aug 2016


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There is reports that some of the Olympic Boxing referees could be dropped.

According to a number of sources online, the AIBA boxing federation is to drop some of it's judges after a review of the Olympic fight decisions.

Yesterday, there was huge controversy surrounding Michael Conlan's fight, after a he was defeated by a Russian opponent in his Bantamweight bout.

Since then, a number of online boxing publications have published their results of the match, which all showed a comprehensive win for the Irish fighter.

Below is a full statement from the organisation.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Irish boxer Michael Conlan hosed in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a>, next day AIBA announces &quot;concerned referees and judges&quot; are out. <a href="https://t.co/hnka06OoLC">pic.twitter.com/hnka06OoLC</a></p>&mdash; Chris Kamrani (@chriskamrani) <a href="https://twitter.com/chriskamrani/status/765913257727168512">August 17, 2016</a></blockquote>
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