Bray Garda Adam Nolan is out of the 2013 Elite AIBA World Championships having been defeated today by French champion, Souleymane Cissokho in the preliminaries in Almaty.
Though it was undoubtedly a close encounter many of those in attendance and watching via live streaming worldwide felt that
Nolan had done enough to win the bout but the judges felt otherwise.
Brazilian Judge, Jones Kennedy Silva judged 30:27 in favour of the Wexford native but fellow judges Rovshan Huseynov called it 28:29 in favour of the Frenchman whilst Denmark’s Lars Brovil also had Cissokho ahead 28:29 thus it was he who goes through on a split 2:1 decision.
After the fight Irish Head Coach Billy Walsh said:“Adam started off very well and clearly won the first round and felt he matched him well in the second and third rounds. We thought he had done enough but it didn’t go our way. We’re disappointed with the result, one of the judges called it his way but unfortunately it’s not been our night.”
Paddy Barnes view on Twitter: “Paddy Barnes @paddyb_ireland
Just watched Adam Nolan get robbed of victory after beating the French man around the ring, disgraceful and embarrassing #almaty2013
Lightweight contended Sean McComb who earlier this week progressed to the last 32 later Tweeted: “sugarseantl
Adam Nolan lost today and I just don’t know how, boxed the head off the French guy esp 1st two rounds I thought the fight was sealed up!