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Anthony Ogogo faces Ruslan Schelev on Saturday in Halle, Germany

LOS ANGELES (July 17) – Undefeated British middleweight, Anthony Ogogo (7-0, 4 KOs) of Lowestoft, England is set to make his hotly anticipated return to the ring against Ruslan Schelev (11-3, 6 KOs) of Myrhorod,Ukraine on Saturday, July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany as the undercard for the WBO World Championship fight Abraham vs. Stieglitz. The weigh-in took place today with Anthony Ogogo coming in at 73.2 kg/161.3 lbs. and Ruslan Schelev weighed in at 73.9 kg/162.9 lbs. Continue reading

Anthony Ogogo sidelined for up to a year

The British Bronze Olympic medallist received bad news when he was informed he would need another Achilles surgery, which could keep him out of the ring for up to a year.

Anthony Ogogo has made a fantastic start to his young professional career in landing a coveted contract with boxing giant Golden Boy Promotions. He then went on to win his first seven straight contests in the middleweight division. Continue reading

A Tale of Two Anthony’s: Upcoming fights featuring 2012 Olympians Anthony Joshua and Ogogo

This Saturday at the Echo arena in Liverpool, two of the brightest stars to emerge from Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics, will be returning to the ring to continue on their transitional journeys from amateur boxing to the paid professional ranks. Heavyweight Anthony Joshua MBE and Middleweight Anthony Ogogo will both be in action on the undercard of a show headlined by Cruiserweight rivals Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly competing in separate bouts set up as a prelude to their eventual rematch.

Whilst both ‘Anthony’s’ have had varying degrees of success since turning pro, the British born fighters both of Nigerian descent have taken different career paths over the last two years to arrive at where they are today.

Since signing with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport, it would be fair to say that Anthony Joshua has had things relatively easy. His current record is now 6-0 with all six wins coming inside the first two rounds. Since his last fight (an 83-second demolition of American Matt Legg), the murmurs for a ‘step up’ in class have grown louder and more persistent. Continue reading

Anthony Ogogo makes Las Vegas debut on May 3 on the undercard for “the moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana”

LAS VEGAS (April 8) – Great Britain’s unbeaten middleweight star and 2012 Olympic medalist, Anthony Ogogo, will make his debut in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, on Saturday, May 3 when he faces an opponent to be named on the non-televised undercard of the SHOWTIME PPV® mega-event “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Continue reading

Anthony Ogogo Fights For The First Time In 2014 On March 1st

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 27) – 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist for Great Britain Anthony Ogogo will make his 2014 debut this Saturday, March 1, when he competes against County Durham’s Greg O’Neil in a six-round middleweight bout on the Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford undercard at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

For Ogogo’s promoter, Richard Schaefer, this is an exciting time to be a fan of the young British star. Continue reading

The promise of Britain’s tomorrow’s stars

Over the following three Saturdays five of Britain’s leading top prospects will be live in action up and down the country. All five, three of which gained medals at the London 2012 Olympics, have not only the talent to become world champion but could potentially go on to one day be great, legendary even.

Britain is currently a melting pot rich with young, brilliant talent but what can this recent sprout of success be credited to? Surely the funding now available to young amateur boxers plays a significant part, which has vigorously developed since Audley Harrison became the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal in the super-heavyweight division in the 2000 Sydney Games and, four years later in Athens, Amir Khan taking home a silver medal in the light-weight division. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics Britain had another gold medallist in James DeGale, further strengthening the position of our young amateur fighters. Continue reading