Joyce gets the job done by TKO in the opening round of his Olympic debut

By 14th August 2016News

Joe Joyce made his debut as the number three seed boxer in the second round of the super heavyweight preliminary rounds.

Joyce who is also ranked number three in the world was up against Cape Verde’s three time National Champion, Davilson Dos Santos Morais.

Joyce dominated the round from the start, firing strong shots at his opponent, forcing him to lose his stance. Both boxers were forced to retreat to their corners as Morais had received a cut that needed attending. The bout was allowed to go on but Joyce ended it prematurely by TKO.

He now joins team mate, 81kg Joshua Buatsi in the quarterfinal stages of the competition.

Joyce will next meet Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan at 2245 GMT on Tuesday 16 August.

Boxing continues tomorrow as 75kg Savannah Marshall makes her debut in the 2016 competition. 64kg Pat McCormack also competes for his place in the quarterfinals and 81kg Joshua Buatsi will be looking to secure his place in the semi-finals.

Further information on the team and their progress at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be available at www.gbboxing.org.uk and by following @gbboxing on Twitter.

Saturday 13 August
2300 GMT
Second Preliminary round
91kg+ Joe Joyce (GBR) v 91kg+ Davilson Morais Dos Santos (CPV)

Sunday 14 August
2115 GMT
Preliminary round
75kg Savannah Marshall (GBR) v 75kg Anna Laurell Nash (SWE)

2330 GMT
Second Preliminary round
64kg Pat McCormack (GBR) v 64kg Yasnier Toledo

2345 GMT
Quarterfinal
81kg Joshua Buatsi (GBR) v 81kg Abdelhafid Benchabla (ALG)