Luke Campbell "lost for words" after winning Olympic gold

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Great Britain's Luke Campbell says that he can't quite believe he is an Olympic gold medalist.

Great Britain's Luke Campbell has said that he still can't believe he is the Olympic bantamweight boxing champion.

Campbell edged a close final against Irish challenger John Joe Nevin 14-11 to join Nicola Adams as a British winner in the ring at London 2012.

He told BBC Sport: "I'm lost for words, very emotional. It's something I've worked for all my life. I can't believe it. Nevin's a top fighter, it was a very difficult fight, very technical. It was just about outwitting each other.

"I had to be on my game to win and thankfully I was. I can't believe it. I'm very proud to be from Hull and I really appreciate all the support both there and here in London, thank you."

The Hull native could be joined as a men's boxing gold medalist by teammates Fred Evans and Anthony Joshua if they win their respective finals on Sunday.

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