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Nikitin, Who Beat Conlan, Withdraws From Shakur Stevenson Bout

Russian boxer Vladimir Nikitin, who defeated Michael Conlan in Tuesday's Olympic quarter-final, will not fight in the semi-final.

Nikitin was scheduled to take on America's Shakur Stevenson in the semi-finals on Thursday.

However, he will now not fight due to injuries sustained in his opening two wins, including his victory over Conlan.


On Tuesday the Belfast boxer said his Olympic dream had "been robbed".

Now, despite not fighting again, Nikitin will take home a bronze medal.

Stevenson will advance to the gold medal bout with either Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba or Uzbekistan's Murodjon Akhmadaliev on Saturday evening.

Earlier on Wednesday, the International Boxing Association (Aiba) announced that it had dropped a number of officials after a review of their decisions at the Olympics.

Aiba said that, after 239 bouts in Rio, "less than a handful of the decisions were not at the level expected".

The body has admitted it is in a "transition process", but said results of bouts already contested will stand.

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Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 08-18-2016

I'm neutral ad a Canadian. I don't fancy Americans much so I have no bias towards them, I'd say I'm more against the American way than I am for. But I will say they have gotten robbed a few times…

Comment by pesticid on 08-18-2016

[QUOTE=Corelone;16960688]Tupac is only taking what is being given him. The problem is how the system fails, more like, gets derailed. That Nikitin guy blocked everything with his nose from day one. He shouldn't have been there. Conlan busted him up…

Comment by Corelone on 08-18-2016

[QUOTE=MC Hammer;16960074]Yet the Conlan guy gets the advantage of having multiple shots at the medal? Why are people mad that Stevenson fought the guy ahead of him, prepared for the next one, but the next guy dropped out due to…

Comment by MC Hammer on 08-18-2016

[QUOTE=Red Cyclone;16958827]I said what I mean, Conlan got mugged off now this Russian twat is out because of the injuries he has been served through previous fights... Now that he is out they should give Conlan the fight against Stevenson…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 08-18-2016

F#ck AIBA. Your job should be to find the ****ty refs BEFORE the Olympics not during the Olympics. And if you do discover bad refs that are deemed bad enough to have their Olympic vacation cut short decisions should be…

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