AIBA head talks judging, losing, and boxing's Olympic future

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) International Boxing Association President Ching-Kuo Wu attended all 16 days of the Olympic boxing tournament, and he believes Rio de Janeiro saw the best competition ever staged at the games.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Sunday before the final gold-medal bouts, Wu discussed AIBA's decision to send home several referees and judges after a handful of controversial verdicts.

He also criticized Irish world champion Michael Conlan, who profanely expressed his disappointment with a loss. The president saw "nothing wrong" with the decision in the heavyweight title fight, in which Russian winner Evgeny Tishchenko was booed for his victory over Kazakhstan's Vassiliy Levit.