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Joe Joyce Secures Shot, Set To Fight For Gold Medal

Joe Joyce will fight for super-heavyweight gold on Sunday after winning his semi-final against Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko at Rio Centro.

Joyce poured on the punishment in the last two rounds to come from behind on the judges' cards and claim victory by a unanimous decision.

In the final Joyce will get the chance to avenge his controversial World Championship semi-final loss to Frenchman Tony Yoka, who came through the other semi-final via split decision.

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Watched by reigning +91kg champion and former team-mate Anthony Joshua at ringside, Joyce made a slow start and was picked off by the more accurate Dychko in the first.

The Londoner continued pushing after his opponent in the second, enjoying more success, but still leaving himself worryingly open to accurate counters.

As the round progressed, he began to land much cleaner and heavier blows, and Dychko, blowing heavily, began to appear increasingly vulnerable.

The judges agreed, making the last round effectively a decider, and Joyce pushed forward hurling big right uppercuts as the Kazakh attempted vainly to cling on.

Joyce's fitness was really beginning to tell, bouncing in to deliver further punishment in sharp contrast to Dychko, whose work was increasingly laboured.

A left hand swatted the Kazakh's chin as Joyce finished things off in dominant style to earn the verdict on all three cards.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cheek busting on 08-19-2016

Has he any relation to "BIG" Joe Joyce, the tinker? The bare-knuckled pugilist Irish traveller? He is infamous on youtube for his bare-knuckle fights, and his barely intelligible (even to Irishmen) ramblings/speeches. The entire Joyce clan are very well-known boxing…

Comment by deathofaclown on 08-19-2016

Joyce has surprised me. He doesn't seem like he has great skills or anything but he brings good pressure and his stamina has been far better than his last few opponents. He does pick some good body shots though, which…

Comment by Clegg on 08-19-2016

Nice performance by Joyce, final should be good. Really poor stamina by Dychko. I'm not familiar with him, is he usually like that? By the end of the 3rd round he looked like Jermain Taylor used to after 11 rounds.

Comment by OctoberRed on 08-19-2016

[QUOTE=bigdramashow;16963500]UK is taking over heavyweight boxing[/QUOTE] the next joshua

Comment by DramaShow on 08-19-2016

UK is taking over heavyweight boxing

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