Olympics 2012 Boxing Results: Luke Campbell Delivers Gold For Great Britain

Great Britain's Luke Campbell won the gold medal in men's bantamweight boxing, beating Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the final. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Great Britain's Luke Campbell delivered the first of a possible three boxing gold medals for the home country in London, outpointing Ireland's John Nevin, 14-11, to win the bantamweight division final match.

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Campbell started the first round with an effective approach, forcing Nevin to come forward, a contrast to what the Irishman has preferred in his previous bouts. Nevin fought very effectively off the back foot in the semifinals against top seed Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba, but Campbell took him out of that plan of attack, and it worked extremely well. Campbell won the opening round, 5-3, but Nevin did nick the second, 5-4, making it just 9-8 into the final round.

Campbell kept his composure and took that round, and thus the fight, winning the final frame by a score of 5-3 once again. The London crowd erupted in celebration. Two more British fighters, welterweight Freddie Evans and super heavyweight Anthony Joshua, will try to do the same for Great Britain tomorrow in gold medal fights.

Men's Bantamweight (123 lbs/56kg) Medals

Luke Campbell Great Britain
John Joe Nevin Ireland
Lazaro Alvarez Cuba
Satoshi Shimizu Japan
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