Tuesday 23 May 2017

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

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

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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