The boxing world reacts to Michael Conlan's controversial loss

The Belfast fighter lost by unamimous decision to a Russian opponent

The boxing world reacts to Michael Conlan's controversial loss

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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.