• The London-born fighter came from behind to defeat Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko.
  • Joyce will face Tony Yoka of France in the gold medal fight.

Great Britain's Joe Joyce is guaranteed at least a silver medal at Rio 2016 after booking his place in the men's super-heavyweight final. The 30-year-old from London produced another impressive performance in his semi-final contest to defeat Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko on points.

The Brit started the fight slowly and it was his opponent who led after the opening round. However, Joyce began to make an impression in the second and took the session on all three judges' scorecards. And with victory in the balance heading into the last round, Joyce seized control to secure his place in the gold medal contest, landing some vicious body shots en route.

"I'm staying hungry and staying humble," said Joyce afterwards, according to the BBC. "One step closer to the gold - just keep it simple and keep on winning."

Joyce will face Tony Yoka of France in Sunday's ( 21 August) gold medal fight, when he will try to emulate the achievement of Anthony Joshua, who won the men's super-heavyweight Olympic title at London 2012.