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Boxing Writers honour Great Britain's gold medal trio
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Great Britain’s three Olympic boxing gold medallists have been honoured by the Boxing Writers’ Club of Great Britain at its Annual Awards Dinner at The Savoy in London.
Bantamweight Luke Campbell and super-heavyweight, Anthony Joshua were jointly named Amateur Boxer of the Year after their gold medal winning performances at the 2012 Olympics.
The pair became the first two amateur boxers to win the award for a second time after Campbell received it in 2009 and Joshua in 2011.
Flyweight, Nicola Adams was given the Joe Bromley Award for Outstanding Services to Boxing in recognition of her contribution to women’s boxing and her performances in 2012. In May, she won her third consecutive World Championship silver medal and in August she became the first women in history to win an Olympic boxing gold medal. She is also the first female boxer to ever receive an award from the Boxing Writers’ Club.
Nicola said: “It is a real honour to win this award and I would like to thank everyone that has helped me over the course of my career, particularly Rob McCracken at GB Boxing and Alwyn Belcher who coached me when I first came into the sport.
“It’s been an amazing year for me and the GB Boxing team. It is great to be recognised for your achievements and it just makes me even more determined to keep doing well and go out there and win more medals.”
Nicola Adams is Great Britain’s most decorated female boxer. She is the current European and Olympic Champion and has won silver medals at World Championships in 2012, 2010 and 2008.
Both Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell are ranked number one in the world at their weight and won silver medals at the 2011 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan prior to their Olympic triumphs in London.