(Photo Credit: Matchroom Boxing) Anthony Ogogo (9-0, 5 KOs) has been added to the blockbuster bill at The 02 in London on June 25, live on Sky Sports.
The 27 year-old made his long-awaited return to the ring in Glasgow on May 28 and did so in style with a third round stoppage win over Gary Cooper. The Olympic bronze medal star can now build towards title fights in the exciting Middleweight division, and the fan favourite is looking forward to meeting up with his old Team GB teammate Joshua.
“I can’t wait to get back in the ring on June 25 at The O2,” said Ogogo. “It’s going to be an explosive night of boxing with my Olympic teammate and good friend Anthony Joshua heading the bill, as well as George Groves as chief support, and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.
“It was great to be back in the ring on the Ricky Burns card in Glasgow in May and I just want to keep busy now and fight as often as I can to build momentum – starting on June 25. I’ll be looking to make a big statement on fight night and I would like to thank Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport, Golden Boy Promotions and Team Sauerland for helping to get me on such a great card.”
Team Sauerland promoter Kalle Sauerland is looking forward to seeing Ogogo back in the ring as the Lowestoft boxer targets a title challenge
‘’It was great to see Anthony back in action last month in Glasgow and we’re delighted to have him fighting again so soon,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’Activity is going to be key for Anthony as he looks to climb the rankings and secure a title challenge, and our plan is to keep him as busy as possible. He will be an exciting addition to an already huge night for British boxing on June 25 at The O2.’’
Ogogo’s fight is part of a massive night of action at The O2 as Joshua defends his IBF World Heavyweight title against unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale.
George Groves and Martin Murray meet in a mouth-watering domestic Super-Middleweight blockbuster and WBA World title eliminator bout, Chris Eubank Jr defends his British Middleweight title against Welshman Tom Doran, John Wayne Hibbert clashes with Andrea Scarpa for the vacant WBC Silver Super-Lightweight title, unbeaten British Super-Flyweight champion Kal Yafai continues his World title trail, Brixton Heavyweight Dillian Whyte returns to action, Conor Benn fights for the third time in the paid ranks and there’s a debut for Team GB star Felix Cash.