Joyce wants Olympic gold in wake of corruption claims | Dailytrust

Joyce wants Olympic gold in wake of corruption claims

  Joe Joyce
Joe Joyce

British boxer Joe Joyce believes he should be awarded an Olympic gold medal after an independent investigation highlighted his defeat at Rio 2016 was one of more than 10 bouts suspected of being manipulated.

The Londoner settled for silver five years ago after being on the wrong end of a split decision to France’s Tony Yoka in their super-heavyweight final, one of several controversial judging decisions at the Games.

“I firmly believe that I was the winner of the match with Tony Yoka and deserved the gold medal. But on the day I did not get that decision and at the time I accepted that,” Joyce posted on his social media channels.

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