Four medals guaranteed on historic day for Great Britain at World Championships
Joshua becomes fifth boxer to qualify for 2012 with stunning victory over World and Olympic Champion Roberto Cammarelle.
"I'm not shocked. It’s not always about the name,
but who the best boxer is on the day"
Great Britain guaranteed four medals in a historic day at the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, which saw super-heavyweight, Anthony Joshua become the fifth member of the team to secure qualification for London 2012 with a stunning victory over the reigning World and Olympic Champion, Roberto Cammarelle.
Joshua outpointed the Italian 15-13 to guarantee a bronze medal and secure a place in his home-town Olympics next year. The victory followed wins for Luke Campbell, Tom Stalker and Wales’s Andrew Selby who all secured a place in Friday’s semi-finals and the minimum of a bronze medal.
Anthony Joshua said: “"It was a tough learning curve at the Europeans, I'd never boxed three times before, and I was so close to the medal. Sometimes making mistakes isn't a bad thing. I've learnt from that and come back stronger.
“I've made the games and I believed I would, but it's not just about me it's the first time we've had four medals at the Worlds. It’s just great for boxing back home, we're helping put the sport on the map. The support we've had has been brilliant and the team has been brilliant here as well.
“I believed I could beat Cammarelle, so I'm not shocked. It’s not always about the name, but who the best boxer is on the day. He was a real gent afterwards, he's a legend so I've got great respect for him but I'm just so pleased to be in the semis."
52kg: Andrew Selby v Jasurbek Latipov (Uzbekistan)
56kg: Luke Campbell v John Joe Nevin (Ireland)
64kg: Tom Stalker v Denys Berinchyk (Ukraine)
91kg+: Anthony Joshua v Erik Pfeifer (Germany)
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