Anthony Ogogo is an English professional boxer from Lowestoft, England, who competes in the middleweight division.
He is one of the most talented and talked about athletes in Britain and is a former Junior Olympic Champion, Junior World Champion, 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist.
His Olympic success was made even more remarkable by the fact that Ogogo’s mother was taken seriously ill at the time, resulting in his preparation for the Games being severely hampered. On his way to eventually winning his bronze medal, Ogogo beat the unbeaten World Number 1 and World Amateur Champion, helping to make his achievement one of the most remarkable in British Boxing Olympic history.
Following the London 2012 Olympics, Ogogo turned professional with American powerhouse promoters Golden Boy Promotions, owned by one of the greatest fighters ever; Oscar De La Hoya. Ogogo then started off his professional career fantastically, winning 11 bouts in a row. During his early professional career he has been consistently unfortunate with injuries, with many of them career threatening. Despite this, Ogogo has continually shown the will, desire and mental strength to bounce back.
After his first 7 professional fights, Ogogo was out for a year after requiring surgery for an achilles injury. During his comeback fight against Ruslan Schelev in July 2015 he dislocated his shoulder in the second round, but continued until the end of the six rounds to take a unanimous decision.
On 29 May 2016 Ogogo needed less than three rounds to win his comeback from injury. After a one-sided two-and-a-half rounds, Gary Cooper’s corner threw in the towel to award Ogogo a successful return from a 10-month absence. Cooper who was an 11th-hour replacement for Germany’s Chris Herrmann in Glasgow on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ Super WBA super-lightweight title fight.
It was announced on 10 June that Ogogo would fight for the first time at the O2 Arena on the undercard of Joshua-Breazeale world title fight on 25 June.
This would be part of a stacked card including George Groves, Martin Murray, Chris Eubank Jr, Conor Benn and Dillian Whyte. Ogogo defeated Frane Radnic, after knocking Radnic down from a left in the 1st round.
Radnic did not return for round 2.
Ogogo fought for the third time in just seven weeks against experienced 37 year old Bronislav Kubin in Berlin on the undercard of a super-middleweight world title fight. Ogogo won the fight via 2nd-round TKO. Kubin was knocked down twice in round one and four times in round 2 as the referee waved the fight off.
Anthony is also a well-known and hugely popular figure outside of the boxing ring, having participated in a number of mainstream TV shows including BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, The Apprentice, Celebrity Mastermind, Splash, A Question of Sport and Sky One’s A League of their Own. His charisma and good looks have also made him extremely marketable, and during his career he has secured commercial partnerships with the likes of Nike, Maximuscle, Subway and Coca-Cola.
Anthony’s experience of both the highs and lows of elite level sport means he has a perspective on life that only a few world class athletes could relate to. An expert within the sporting world, Anthony Ogogo draws upon a wealth of experience to deliver the ultimate presentation of his life achievements, the attitude required to get there and his first-hand experience as one of the leading boxers within the industry.
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