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Bantamweight Luke Campbell won Britain's first Olympic boxing gold medal in his division since 1908, dramatically knocking down rival John Joe Nevin of Ireland midway through the third round of a 14-11 victory Saturday night.
Zou Shiming of China defended his light flyweight gold medal from Beijing with a 13-10 victory over Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon, who angrily protested the result.
Light welterweight Roniel Iglesias beat Ukraine's Denys Berinchyk 22-15 for Cuba's first boxing gold in London after failing to win gold in Beijing.
Middleweight Ryota Murata narrowly won the second boxing gold medal in Japan's Olympic history, beating Brazil's Esquiva Falcao 14-13 on the strength of a two-point holding penalty against Falcao in the final round.
Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk capped the night with a 14-11 gold-medal victory over Clemente Russo of Italy, celebrating with a nimble Cossack dance in the center of the ring.
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Luke Campbell of Britain won the bantamweight gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament Saturday night, knocking down John Joe Nevin of Ireland midway through the third round of a 14-11 victory.
Campbell thrilled the roaring home crowd before bursting into tears in the ring.
Campbell won the rubber match with Nevin, his friendly local rival. Nevin beat Campbell soundly in their...
Luke Campbell and John Joe Nevin scrapped through 21/2 remarkably even rounds, their British and Irish fans getting more uneasy with every blow.
And then Nevin walked into a big right hand from his British opponent.
Nevin ended up on his back.
Campbell ended up with a gold medal, largely on the strength of that one spectacular punch.
The British bantamweight fought back tears...
Zou, Campbell, Iglesias , Murata and Usyk claim Olympic gold medals
On day fifteen of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, four boxers became Olympic Champions for the very first time whilst one made history by defending his title. The atmosphere at the packed ExCeL arena was once again fantastic for five contest of the very highest quality. Right here, find the full men...
Ladies and gentleman, meet your first batch of 2012 Olympic gold medalists in men's boxing: Shiming Zou of China, Luke Campbell of Great Britain, Roniel Iglesias Solotongo of Cuba, Ryota Murata of Japan and Oleksandr Usyk of the Ukraine. Two of the five get to the top of the medal stand a bit controversially, as you might expect of this tawdry event.(Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo...