The Thai boxer who lost to Conlan's Russian opponent had similar sentiments after his fight

He was deemed to have lost that fight by split decision

BY Raf Diallo 17:26 Tuesday 16 August 2016, 17:26 16 Aug 2016

Russia's Vladimir Nikitin, right, and Thailand's Chatchai Butdee react after a men's bantamweight 56-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

For those who watched Michael Conlan's fight against Russia's Vladimir Nikitin on Tuesday afternoon, the Irish fighter's anger at the judges' decision is understandable.

But he is not the only one who is unhappy after a fight against Nikitin.

In order to qualify for the Rio 2016 Bantamweight quarter-final against Conlan, he had to beat Thailand's Chatchai Butdee, which he did, with the judges awarding the Russian victory by split decision.

However, there had also been criticism at the decisions made by the judges in that fight and Butdee didn't hide his anger either.

According to the Bangkok Post, he was quoted as saying, " I should have won the fight. I think I was more on target. I do not really understand the judges' decisions."


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