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Irish Boxer Loses Bout, But Is Now Champion of Post-Fight Tirades

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. 

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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.

On Tuesday night, Conlan posted a message on Facebook (along with the image of himself making the obscene gesture, saying "Heartbroken, a picture that speaks a thousand words, my reaction was a bit wild but it was my true emotions."

"How can I stay quiet and take it on the chin when I have dedicated 18 years of my life for the one goal of being an Olympic Champion," he continued, "to have that ripped away from me like it was is devastating!"

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