Throwback Thursday: The Day Anthony Joshua Won Olympic Gold Medal (Video)

Jul 30, 2020

It's Thursday and AllNews travels back in time to August 2012 when British boxer of Nigerian descent, Anthony Joshua won the Olympic super-heavyweight gold in London.

Now-world heavyweight champion 'AJ' met 32-year-old reigning Olympic champion and former two-time world champion, Roberto Cammarelle of Italy in the closing bout.

After conceding the first two rounds (6:5 and 13:10) to Cammarelle, an adversary he had already beaten the previous year, Joshua (then 22) grew into the fight and fought back to level the scores after the third round (18:18). Joshua was announced winner via count-back and the new Olympic champion.

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The final decision was criticised by some boxing experts, being defined as a "home decision".

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