Monday, 30 July 2012

Brazil's Conceicao claims London 2012 judges are biased!

Brazilian lightweight amateur Robson Conceicao claims that he was the victim of biased judging yesterday (July 30th) after he went out in the first round of the London 2012 Olympics against Great Britain's Josh Taylor.  

Conceicao gave world champion Vasyl Lomachenko the hardest fight he's had in years at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and this year he was determined to get a medal. But now this is not possible, after he lost 13-9 to European champion Taylor in a fight that he claims he won every round.

"They were very malicious. It's not fair because I think the judges favoured him because of the crowd and that shouldn't happen in a competition like this," said Conceicao. 

"It hurts a lot, I was fighting really well, making the points and the referee didn't give it. I'm sad." 

Taylor made it three out of three Team GB in the first round of the tournament. Anthony Ogogo, Fred Evans and Josh Taylor are all through and Anthony Joshua and Natasha Jonas are still left to fight. Savanna Marshall, Andrew Selby, Thomas Stalker, Nicola Adams and Luke Campbell all received byes through to the second round. 

When asked if it was possible to beat a British boxer in this tournament, Conceicao claimed "it will be very difficult."  

Taylor, who is Scotland's first lightweight representative in over 30 years, claims it was brilliant having the crowd behind every punch he threw and he thanked them for making it the best experience of his life.

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