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Kiwi boxer Nyika's Commonwealth gold medal stolen

AFP  |  Wellington 

appealed today for the return of the heavyweight gold medal he won at last month's after it was stolen from his car in

Nyika said he was taking the medal to show a young fan at a school in the city when he realised thieves had snatched it from his vehicle.

"At first I was quite embarrassed about it, but now I'm just angry," the 22-year-old told TVNZ.

"I just want the medal back. It's almost worthless to anyone but me, you know, so I really hope I can get it back."

said police were reviewing CCTV footage from locations around to catch the culprits.

"Obviously a medal is very distinctive and of high sentimental value to the victim and his family," he said.

"Our priority is to return this medal to its rightful owner."

Nyika won light-heavyweight gold at the Glasgow in 2014, then followed up with gold in the heavyweight division this year on Australia's

The 22-year-old was bitten by Antigua's in his opening bout but went on to defeat Australia's in the final.

After the win he spoke about joining fellow Kiwi heavyweight in the professional ranks.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 11:10 IST