A study confirms that boxing at Rio 2016 was manipulated.
According to an independent study, boxing results at the Rio 2016 Olympics were tampered with.
According to the investigation for the international regulatory body AIBA, suspicious bouts included defeats for Great Britain’s Joe Joyce and Ireland’s Michael Conlan. It was also discovered that qualifications for the 2016 Olympic Games were manipulated as a “warm-up” for the main event.
After the bantamweight quarter-final between Conlan, the reigning world and European champion, and Vladimir Nikitin of Russia, suspicions were raised.
Conlan’s loss raised eyebrows, with the 29-year-old saying he was robbed following the split decision.
Yesterday, Conlan stated: “Rio’s black mark will go on forever. This would not be occurring now if I hadn’t spoken what I said. It’s a historic day for amateur boxing, particularly for those who suffered injuries in Rio, including myself. It is a vindication of sorts.”