Campbell of Britain won the bantamweight gold medal in the Olympic boxing tournament Saturday night, knocking down John Joe Nevin of Ireland midway through the third round of a 14-11 victory. Campbell thrilled the roaring home crowd before bursting
APKrawczynski --- A WAY WITH FISTS - AND WORDS The biggest character on the Irish boxing team is also the smallest. John Joe Nevin , a bantamweight, is a member of Ireland's homegrown Gypsy community, known as the travellers. They're renowned
Bantamweight (56kg) Gold: Lazaro Alvarez, Cuba Silver: Anvar Yusunov, Tajikistan Bronze: Luke Campbell, Britain; John Joe Nevin , Ireland Lightweight (60kg) Gold: Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine Silver: Yasniel Toledo, Cuba Bronze: Domenico Valentino
Ireland defender Richard Dunne, Ireland rugby international Sean O'Brien, horseracing trainer Willie Mullins, boxer John Joe Nevin and Ireland cricketer Kevin O'Brien.
bronze being complemented by a bronze for Paddy Barnes. And we shouldn't forget the efforts of John Joe Joyce and John Joe Nevin who lost to the eventual gold medallists in their weight divisions. Joyce, denied victory on countback after the