Taylor and Flynn star for hosts at Glasgow 2014
August 2, 2014 23:20 pm
Josh Taylor and Charlie Flynn sealed double Commonwealth Games boxing gold for Scotland to the delight of the home crowd.
Flynn saw off Northern Ireland's Joe Fitzpatrick to clinch the lightweight title and Taylor followed him into the ring to beat Namibian Junias Jonas and triumph at light-welterweight.
"I almost couldn't sing it, I couldn't hold my emotions together," said Delhi silver medallist Flynn, after hearing the 'Flower Of Scotland' anthem.
"Tears of joy, not tears of disappointment this time, thank God. I imagined it being amazing and everybody singing, but that was just surreal. It was a thousand times better."
England won five golds with Nicola Adams adding the Commonwealth title to her Olympic flyweight gold.
She was joined on the podium top spot by close friend Savannah Marshall, who will now seek to defend her world middleweight title later this year.
"I'm so happy after that - it's made it a lot better because of the journey I've been on," said Marshall, who famously suffered a first round defeat at London 2012.
"I don’t really think about London - it was two years ago now. I'm happy to win a gold medal at a multi-sport event - this is a perfect springboard for the World Championships later this year.
"I think I'm far from my best - my sharpness still needs to come back but that will take time. It does send a message to my rivals that I can win when I'm not at your best but you're only as good as your last fight."
Middleweight Antony Fowler, welterweight Scott Fitzgerald and super heavyweight Joseph Joyce also took gold in confident fashion.
"I've been working hard for this moment and I was totally in the zone. I've got a killer instinct in me - I like to knock people down," said Fowler, after his win over former Olympic medallist Vijender Singh.
"I might have looked like I was trying to knock him out but that was me trying to coast - he hit me with some of his big shots and I thought 'no way'.
"He was sharp and fair do's because he's a quality operator. When I knocked him down he got up so fair play - he wasn’t budging me with his shots and I just focused on countering him."
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