Crowds cheer golden boy

Olympic gold medal hero Luke Campbell said he was overwhelmed when he stood in the middle of his home city to acknowledge thousands of cheering fans.

Queen Victoria Square in Hull was packed last night with people who had come to see the boxer – the city’s only medallist at London 2012.

When he stepped out on to the balcony of the City Hall draped in a Union Flag there was a deafening scream from below.

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Bantamweight Campbell, 24, made his mark on Olympic history when he beat Ireland’s John Joe Nevin in the final on Saturday night to clinch gold.

Campbell said: “I’m still on Cloud Nine. All these emotions. Feeling them’s one thing but describing them’s another.

“I’m very overwhelmed and taken back. The support that’s been here is fantastic.”