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Michael Conlan Throws Tantrum After Quarterfinal Loss

Michael Conlan made an obscene gesture toward the judges after losing to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin



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    Michael John Conlan (IRL, red) fights Vladimir Nikitin (RUS, blue) in a men's bantamweight quarterfinal bout at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

    Ousted without a medal, Michael Conlan at least stakes a claim as the undisputed champion of post-fight tirades.

    The Irish boxer flipped out when he lost a unanimous decision in a bantamweight bout that cost him a shot at fighting for a medal. The 24-year-old Conlan stripped off his vest, stormed around the ring made an obscene gesture toward the judges. He gave two thumbs down in the ring and gestured toward booing fans.

    Conlan, a bronze medalist in the 2012 London Games, took his time leaving the ring and didn't put his vest on when he talked to reporters.

    He even grabbed a microphone at one point in the mixed zone to loudly state his case he was robbed of his Olympic dream.

    Russia's Vladimir Nikitin won the decision in a close bout.

    Conlan used profanity in a tirade directed at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and said he would never fight in an amateur bout again.