In the Bantamweight division back in the 2012 Olympics in London, British standout 🇬🇧Luke Campbell put his country on his back as he faced Ireland’s 🇮🇪John Joe Nevin for Olympic Gold.
It was a very good fight predominantly fought in the pocket, with Campbell being more economic in his output than his opponent, looking to fire counterpunches when available whenever the busier man Nevin would make occasional mistakes. Luke fought a very calculated fight throughout and landed the more effective, showier punchers which is paramount in the amateur system, and took control of ring generalship, proving to be the superior boxer of the two. Upon the 2 Olympians finishing their fight, there was some uncertainty in the arena as to who pulled off the victory, and who would be the country celebrating. With a score of 14 – 11, an eruption came over the crowd as they had seen their fellow countryman pull off the monumental feat. Luke Campbell became the first British Bantamweight to win the 🥇Gold-Medal in 104 years, something that no one can ever take away from him.