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.
Due to the type of competition faced thus far in his young career it is unclear how far he will go in the sport, but due to his amateur pedigree and great start in the pro ranks, he has a good a chance as anyone in the sport to become a world champion and carve out an impressive record in the next five years. The news of a six-month to one-year sidelining must have been a heavy blow to the young Ogogo and his team.
Ogogo has already got a good fan base going, as local fans know that there could be several huge matchups for him in the future as the domestic scene in the UK around the 160-168lb range is very deep with talent. In the middleweight division alone there are names like Martin Murray, Billy Joe Saunders, Mathew Macklin, Chris Eubank Jr and guys like Adam Etches who would all make fantastic matchups for Ogogo should they still be active once Anthony reaches that level. There are also options for him at super middleweight with Carl Froch, James DeGale, George Groves, Callum and Paul Smith all being active on the domestic scene. Ogogo could easily work his way into the world title picture with some impressive victories over these local talents.
For now we wish him a speedy recovery and hope he can get back into the ring healthy as soon as possible. Fellow 2012 Olympian Anthony Joshua has kept a very active schedule since turning pro and already we have seen huge interest in his fights. It is not impossible to believe Ogogo will build a similar type of following should he get the right fights and results when he returns.