Boxer Michael Conlan fined £7,774 for outburst at Rio Olympics
Michael Conlan has been fined £7,774 by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for his explosive reaction immediately after his controversial defeat to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin at the Rio Olympics last August.
But the AIBA, the Switzerland-based world governing body for amateur boxing, "reluctantly agree" that the fine of 10,000 Swiss francs, the maximum it can impose, may never be paid because the Belfast bantamweight has turned pro and is no longer under their jurisdiction.
'Amateur boxing stinks' - The RTÉ panel discusses Michael Conlan's controversial defeat https://t.co/miT6HjqUYn— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 16, 2016
However, if Conlan wants to re-register with a National Federation or return as an amateur coach in the future, he will have to pay the fine before AIBA reopen the case and consider his application.
The three-man AIBA Disciplinary Commission accept that Conlan - who is still ranked No 1 in the world by AIBA and is their current world bantam champion - was "extremely distraught" after the 56kg bout.
Conlan will make his pro debut on St Patrick's weekend.
At least have balls and say he was robbed blind https://t.co/UGbyyND5b7— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) August 16, 2016
That is the best I've ever seen @mickconlan11 box and that is the worst decision I've ever seen! Complete disgrace!!!— Tommy McCarthy (@Tommymac90) August 16, 2016
That is a outrageous decision. @mickconlan11 won that fight. Amateur boxing is corrupt.— Brian Gregan (@BrianGregan89) August 16, 2016
Speechless— Andy Lee (@AndyLeeBoxing) August 16, 2016
Olympic boxings so corrupt! Boxers spend 4 years training for these championships, to get robbed after 9 mins. I've seen 20+ wrong decisions— Shane McGuigan (@McGuigans_Gym) August 15, 2016
Amateur/Olympic boxing, whatever you call it, is rotten!! Commiserations to all those athletes cheated out of their dreams!!— Conrad Cummings (@ChampCummings) August 16, 2016
If there's a condition beyond disgust & anger, I'm there & I'm just an armchair punter. Imagine how @mickconlan11 feels— eamon carr (@carrtogram) August 16, 2016