The Belfast fighter lost by unamimous decision to a Russian opponent
Vladimir Nikitin's name will live long in Irish sporting history after his controversial win over Michael Conlan.
The Belfast fighter lost his Olympic quarter-final by unanimous decision, having looked to have comfortably won the opening two rounds.
Conlan, who was a bronze medalist in London four years ago is now expected to move into the professional ranks in the coming weeks.
Colleagues and boxing fans were shocked with the decision after the loss.
@AIBA_Boxing your a fucking disgrace to sport!— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) August 16, 2016
At least have balls and say he was robbed blind https://t.co/UGbyyND5b7— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) August 16, 2016
Speechless— Andy Lee (@AndyLeeBoxing) August 16, 2016
Line them up against a wall and shoot them until they are dead.— Kevin Byrne (@KevByrneBox) August 16, 2016
The Russians have robbed some contests so far in this Olympics but today's fiasco takes the biscuit. Corruption is rife in Amateur boxing.— Adam Nolan (@AdamNolan12) August 16, 2016
Filthy horrible judges ruining kids dreams. #disgraceful— Darren Barker (@DarrenBarker82) August 16, 2016
Disgrace ! Absolute ridiculous decision Michael Conlan won all 3 rounds!— Glenn McCrory (@SkyGlennMcCrory) August 16, 2016