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Rio Olympics 2016: Joe Joyce misses out on super-heavyweight gold as he loses final

Great Britain's Joe Joyce was denied an Olympic gold medal as he lost to France's Tony Yoka in the final of the men's super-heavyweight boxing event. Joyce, 30, lost on a split decision 30-27, 29-28, 28-29 as he had to settle for a silver medal. It means Britain end with a total of 27 gold medals, 23 silvers and 17 bronze medals from the 2016 Rio Games.

The birth hour of boxing as a sport may be its acceptance as an Olympic game as early as 688 BC. Modern boxing evolved in Europe, particularly Great Britain.

from Telegraph.co.uk

The 50 best images of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Anthony Joshua (L) of Great Britain exchanges punches with Roberto Cammarelle (R) of Italy during the Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Boxing final bout.

Anthony Joshua (L) of Great Britain exchanges punches with Roberto Cammarelle (R) of Italy during the Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Boxing final bout.