British boxer Joe Joyce “trusts” he might be awarded an Olympic gold medal after an unbiased investigation discovered officers manipulated the end result of matches at Rio 2016.
Joyce’s tremendous heavyweight last, wherein he misplaced to France’s Tony Yoka, was one among 11 “suspicious” bouts.
Professor Richard McLaren, the pinnacle of the investigation, stated a system for the manipulation of bouts was in place.
“I firmly imagine I used to be the winner and deserved the gold,” Joyce stated.
The 36-year-old, who stated the invention of manipulation was “unhappy to see” added: “On the day I didn’t get that call and on the time I accepted that.
“I’ve scanned the McLaren report and have learn that there was corruption in [governing body] AIBA and that corruption affected the results of my gold medal match with Tony Yoka.
“If corruption has taken place, and it seems that it has, I belief AIBA and the IOC [International Olympic Committee] will make sure the integrity of the game is upheld and award me the gold medal.
“I might be contemplating the report intimately with my authorized staff and await the choice of AIBA and the IOC. Corruption ought to by no means be allowed to succeed.”
In his report, Professor McLaren stated the “seeds had been sown” for the corruption years earlier than the Rio Video games.
He discovered the manipulation construction inside AIBA was made attainable as a result of key personnel determined the foundations didn’t apply to them.
The important thing to the success of the corruption was the “connivance, approval and complicit acknowledgement and help” by the then-executive director Karim Bouzidi and then-president Wu Ching-kuo.
The IOC has not but commented on the findings of the investigation.