Team GB's Luke Campbell fought his way into British boxing history by defeating Ireland 's John Joe Nevin to win batamweight gold.

Campbell came into the contest as the favourite to claim GB's second boxing gold of London 2012 after Nicola Adams won the first ever women's gold medal in Olympic history.

And his favourite tag translated into confidence in the ring as Campbell dominated to beat Nevin 14-11.

Luke Campbell
Campbell won a momentous Olympic gold.

"I'm lost for words, very emotional," Campbell said. "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. Thanks."

After storming into a 5-3 lead after round one; catching Nevin with a series of right jabs, the second round saw the Irishman emerge as a genuine force in the bout, forcing Campbell onto the back foot, as the Brit began to sit on the back foot.

Despite taking a one-point defect into the final round, Nevin looked the more likely as he continued to push Campbell back, before the 24 year old finished strongly, knocking his opponent down in the closing stages.

But it was still anyone's guess come the judges decision, which saw Campbell win 14-11 and follow in the footsteps of Audley Harrison in becoming a British male Olympic boxing champion.