Delicious Orie set his sights on eclipsing the achievements of his hero Anthony Joshua after storming to Commonwealth Games gold in Birmingham.

The 25-year-old super-heavyweight recovered from a slow start to beat India's Sagar Ahlawat by unanimous points decision in front of a raucous crowd at the NEC.

Having entered at the quarter-final stage, Orie has won all three of his bouts by the same convincing margin and hopes this is a stepping stone to even greater heights.

"The sky's the only limit," he said. "My inspiration has always been Anthony Joshua and that's the bare minimum. We're going to eclipse that but that's how it works in life. The next generation will exceed me.

"My mum and dad were here and I think I cried a bit too much on my dad's shoulder, but here we are.

"Paris - I can't wait. It's only a short trip down the road as well so there's going to be a massive crowd and I can't wait to be representing Great Britain this time. It's going to be amazing."

Orie did not have it all his own way against a tricky opponent, who started strongly to leave Orie needing a lift.

He got it from the capacity crowd ringside, who have thrown their weight behind the English fighters all week and saved one of their loudest roars until last to help the home favourite over the line.

"I was told by my coaches I was down and of course I was getting a little bit worried but I knew I was going to take it round," he said.

“I used the support from the crowd. Honestly, they pulled me through today. They were amazing."

Orie became the second English boxer to occupy the top step of the podium on Sunday, following in the footsteps of Lewis Williams.

The 23-year-old produced an accomplished display over three rounds to defeat Samoan Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali in their men’s heavyweight final.

Williams won every single round on all three judges’ scorecards for an emphatic unanimous points decision, having also won his three previous fights in comfortable fashion.

“I felt good during the fight," he said. "I felt still had a few more levels to get to. I could have made it even easier by keeping up my range, using my feet some more.”

Williams’ success sees him follow in the illustrious footsteps of Leamington boxing legend Randolph Turpin, who became world champion after beating Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951.

It’s a history that Williams is all too aware of as he looks to forge his own path.

“It’s huge, everyone still knows the story of Randolph and the rest of the Turpins. I’m just carrying it on and bringing in some more medals for the town,” he added.

The day's other gold medal bouts saw Gemma Richardson, Kiaran MacDonald and Demie-Jade Resztan beaten.

Women's lightweight Richardson, whose participation in this Games had been in doubt due to injury, said: "On the day, Amy [Broadhurst] was the better boxer. A few months ago, she was winning the World Championships and I was in a sling not being able to straighten my arm.

“To be in a ring in a final with her and compete at that level again, I can’t ask for anything more. It hurts now but in a couple of weeks I’ll look back and be buzzing I was on the podium.

"Considering what I’ve been through this year, I’m over the moon with it."

Men's flyweight MacDonald was pleased to have announced his arrival on the global stage and said following his points decision defeat to India's Amit: “I’m heartbroken but you’ve got to step back, it’s a great achievement.

"I’ve had some good fights out here and put my name on the world stage. Long may it continue."

Resztan, who also has a silver to take home from her Commonwealth Games debut, said: "Everything is a stepping stone in boxing and it was great having the home crowd.

“It’s not a setback, it’s a learning curve. We’ll learn from this and build on it.”