GB's Campbell wins boxing gold
Luke Campbell won gold in the men's bantamweight competition
Battling boxer Luke Campbell earned Team GB another gold after a noisy Anglo-Irish tear-up at London 2012.
Campbell, 24, from Hull, overcame Ireland's John Joe Nevin who had to settle for silver in the 56kg bantamweight competition.
Home favourite Campbell was cheered on by a passionate local support - equally matched by followers of Irish traveller Nevin. But it was the Union flags held highest after judges gave the decision 14-11 to Campbell to the delight of the majority of the 10,000 sell-out crowd at the ExCel arena.
Campbell raised his hands in triumph - then burst into tears as the crowd chanted "Campbell! Campbell!"
Both men embraced after the bout, the fighters having resumed their friendly rivalry, with Yorkshireman Campbell, also having Irish roots and his family back in Ireland friends with Nevin's family.
Campbell told BBC1: "It's something I've worked for all my life and I can't believe it's here."
He dismissed the suggestion knowing Nevin so well was to his advantage.
He added: "You can look at it both ways. He knows me really well as well. So we both knew each other.
"He's a top, top fighter, a very tough fighter. It was a very difficult fight, very technical. He's a very strong fighter, strong at punching so I had to be aware of that.
"I had to be on my game to win and tonight I was on my game. I can't believe it, I appreciate all the support here and back home in Hull."
Mo Farah was born in Somalia and brought over to Britain when he was 8 years old.
By his Father ..... Who was born in Hounslow England.
So Mo Farah can compete for which ever country he likes, and i find it insulting for British people
to assume because of the colour of someone's skin, that they are not British.
I am of Irish and Welsh decent .... Born in England .
But if i chose to compete for Ireland or Wales i could do !!!
As you are aloud to compete one generation back.
So Mo Farah had the choice to of competing for Somalia or England.
Lucky for us he chose England .
So in future please read up on your facts, ignorance and racism together is not a good trait.
Define British....we're all immigrants here. My family are Irish and Gibraltarian. I'd have given anything to stand on that podium seeing the union flag raised due to my efforts. I'd have wept too.
Its a matter of attitude. If you were born here and want to contribute to this country and be a part of us then as far as I'm concerned you're British. If you want to belong to somewhere else then feel free to go there.
Ed McKeever Mo and Daley
What a night
Fooking love this country
WISH YOU THE BEST IN LIFE. LOOKS LIKE YOUR HARD WORK PAID OFF AT LAST.
Campbell wins boxing gold, but Mohamed Farah made definitely amazed job for the country and beat the deadly talented Kenyans and Ethiopian. He wins double gold so we better see the wider picture guys.
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