Ed Willes: Irish fighter gives judges the middle finger as corruption allegation engulfs boxing

The announcement was made and Ireland’s Michael Conlan raised his middle finger to the ringside judges at the Olympic boxing venue, indicating he disagreed with their decision.

Afterwards, Conlan said: “My dream has been shattered. I’ve been robbed.”

It sounded like the final word on the subject. It’s far from that.

The Irish fighter was simply the latest member of the boxing community to register his disgust over the scoring in Rio as the judging appears to be heading towards another Olympic scandal. A week prior to Rio, The Guardian ran a lengthy piece under the headline: “Olympic boxing tournament hit by corruption allegation,” which alleged crooked officials have been manipulating results in competitions run by AIBA, boxing’s governing body.

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