OLYMPICS: Sheffield-based Anthony Joshua rounds off boxing gold

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Sheffield-BASED Anthony Joshua brought a tumultuous end to the Olympic boxing tournament with a thrilling countback victory over Roberto Cammarelle yesterday, and insisted he would relish the opportunity to return to defend his title in Rio in 2016.

Joshua, who trains at the EIS in Attercliffe with the rest of the British boxing squad, said: “It’s honestly not going to be hard to resist. To leave something as great as the Great Britain set-up just because of money would be a big mistake. I don’t want to lose that because of a bit of money thrown in my face.”

On Saturday Hull boxer Luke Campbell added a seventh gold medal to Yorkshire’s tally. Campbell’s medal added to the haul of golds from Leeds boxer Nicola Adams, Sheffield heptathlete Jessica Ennis, Leeds triathlete Alistair Brownlee, Barnsley cyclist Ed Clancy, Yorkshire Dales rower Andy Triggs-Hodge and North Yorkshire rower Kat Copeland.

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