2010 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Venue: Delhi, India Dates: 3-14 October 2010 Coverage: Comprehensive live coverage across BBC TV, radio, online, BBC Red Button, mobile and BBC iPlayer services. Find full
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Home nations triumph in first boxing finals
Callum Johnson insists that his Commonwealth Games gold medal makes all the sacrifices he has made worthwhile.
The Lincoln-based light-heavyweight was in tears as he was awarded gold for his 8-1 defeat of Belfast's Thomas McCarthy at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi.
Johnson, 25, said: "When my mates are out partying I'm in bed at 10 o'clock because I'm up at seven running.
"You've got to sacrifice the party life and live the boxing life or you won't get anywhere."
Johnson, who qualifies to box for Scotland through his grandparents, has long insisted he is the best 81kg fighter in the country and now believes he has proved it.
A gold medal is the result of sacrificing the party life, says Johnson
"I've been saying all week I'm the best in Britain and I've gone and proved it," he said.
"I've always struggled to believe in myself and I had doubts when I went through a bad patch two years ago.
"I asked myself, 'am I really good enough to do this?' but my family always stood by me."
Johnson can now expect funding to join the Great Britain squad in Sheffield, a full-time switch he is likely to have to take to represent Team GB at light-heavy at the London Olympics.
He added: "It just proves that if you're dedicated and focused and you believe in your dream, you can achieve whatever it is you want to achieve."
Taylor says he has learned a great deal from his Delhi experience
Meanwhile, silver medal winner Josh Taylor had no complaints after the Lochend lightweight lost 11-3 to England's Tom Stalker.
Taylor held his own in the first round but ran out of ideas as he tried to probe his way past Stalker's reach advantage, with the Liverpool fighter picking him off with sharp counter-punches to claim a comfortable win.
Taylor said: "He just out-boxed me pure and simple. A silver medal is a good achievement because I'm only 109 but it's not what I wanted - I wanted gold. I have learned loads since I've been here but I'm sick to my stomach."
Johnson's gold medal and Taylor's silver mean the Scotland boxing team will leave Delhi with a full set - heavyweight Stephen Simmons won a bronze on Monday.