Team GB star Luke Campbell is guaranteed an Olympic medal after
he defeated Bulgaria's Detelin Dalakliev in his bantamweight
quarter-final bout yesterday.
The 24-year-old southpaw from Hull found himself a point behind
going to the final round but rallied well to win by 16 points to
He will now face Satoshi Shimizu of Japan in the last four.
"It feels fantastic, I've worked all my life to get to this
point, made sacrifices, stayed disciplined, but this makes it all
worthwhile," said Campbell afterwards.
"He was trying to spoil me, holding a lot, but I just had to
keep calm and let the punches go. The right guy won in the
"But this is just the start, I'm here for gold. I want to win
that final and bring a gold medal back to my little boy.
"This is the most memorable night of my career, the Olympics
only come around every four years and I'm just so proud of
Shimizu was the boxer who famously lost a decision earlier in
the tournament despite his opponent hitting the canvas six times in
the final round. The decision has since been overturned by