Nyika back

The Press - - Sport -

Kiwi boxer David Nyika has re­vealed his first in­ten­tions of fight­ing at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The Hamil­ton heavy­weight’s dream of reach­ing last year’s Rio Olympics was crushed fol­low­ing a con­tentious loss to Uzbek­istan’s Rus­tam Tu­laganov in a qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment in Qian’an, China. Tu­laganov then won bronze in Rio after Nyika had lost in his fi­nal chance to qual­ify against Hol­land’s Roy Korv­ing in an­other tour­na­ment in Baku, Azer­bai­jan. Nyika, who won light heavy­weight gold at the Com­mon­wealth Games in Glas­gow in 2014, has be­fore hinted at com­pet­ing in Tokyo as he re­mains in the ama­teur ranks de­spite the tan­ta­lis­ing prospect of turn­ing pro­fes­sional.

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