Sunday 4 December 2016

Bookies pay out on Michael Conlan to win gold at Olympics after 'shocking decision'

Published 16/08/2016 | 17:28

Vladimir Nikitin of Russia is declared victorious over Michael Conlan of Ireland during their Bantamweight Quarter final bout at the Riocentro Pavillion 6 Arena during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Vladimir Nikitin of Russia is declared victorious over Michael Conlan of Ireland during their Bantamweight Quarter final bout at the Riocentro Pavillion 6 Arena during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

An Irish bookmaker has promised to honour all bets on Michael Conlan despite his controversial loss at the Rio Olympics

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The Irishman was absolutely furious after a controversial defeat where he was adjudged to have lost the first and third rounds to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin.

The Paddy Power account tweeted: "We're paying out on Michael Conlan to win #Gold at #Rio2016 & to win his fight today against Nikitin after that shocking decision. #Justice"

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