Rout in Rio means the gloves are off

From failed drug tests to controversial judging, the post mortem on Ireland’s Olympic boxing fiasco will be a long and painful one

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
21st August, 2016
Ring of ire: Michael Conlan reacts to his elimination in Rio Picture: Getty

‘When things are going well, it is the time for a review. It’s too late when it goes bad.”

So said Billy Walsh, the former head of Irish amateur boxing’s high performance unit, in an interview with The Sunday Business Post at the beginning of 2015.

He was referring to his decision at the crest of Irish boxing’s most successful period – after the Beijing Olympics in 2008, London in...

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