Anthony Ogogo

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Anthony Ogogo
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Ogogo training in 2009
Statistics
Rated at Middleweight
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Nationality British
Born (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988 (age 25)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Boxing record
Total fights 7
Wins 7
Wins by KO 4
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Anthony Osezua Ojo Ogogo (born 24 November 1988) is an English professional boxer[1] from Lowestoft, England, competing in the middleweight division. He is currently promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

Early life[edit]

Anthony was born to an English mother and Nigerian father.[1]

In his youth Ogogo attended many Football in the Community courses run by Norwich City resulting in him being invited for a trial at the club and playing in their youth team.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

2004 Junior Olympics[edit]

Having taken-up boxing aged 12, Ogogo won a gold medal in the 2004 Junior Olympics final held in Texas.[2][3]

2005 IABA Cadet World championships[edit]

In 2005, Ogogo won gold at the IABA Cadet World Championships at the 70 kg division by beating Ruslan Derbenev of Russia in the final. A 1,000-plus capacity crowd watched the bout at the St George's Hall in Liverpool.

2010 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Ogogo competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India in the Middleweight (75 kg) Division and won a silver medal after being defeated in the final to Republic of Ireland's Eamonn O'Kane by a score of 16–4.

2012 Olympic Games[edit]

Round of 16 bout against Evhen Khytrov (red) at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Ogogo secured his place on the GB Boxing team for the 2012 London Olympics in Trabzon, Turkey in April 2012. Ogogo was the first of the British boxers to make their Olympic debut, on 28 July, opening with a round of 32 bout against Junior Castillo of Dominican Republic, who he beat by a score of 13–6. In his round of 16 bout, Ogogo entered the biggest fight, against world champion and world number one, Ukrainian, Evhen Khytrov. With the judges score drawn, and the 52–52 count-back score not separating the fighters, the decision went down to the judges to press either the blue or red pad based on their opinion as to who deserved the decision. The majority of the five officials chose Ogogo. One fight from a bronze medal, Ogogo fought Germany's Stefan Härtel in the quarter-finals. Ogogo continued his successful form with a 15–10 victory. He went on to box Brazilian Esquiva Falcão Florentino in the semi-final but his opponent proved to be too strong for the him. Ogogo lost the bout 16:9, claiming a bronze medal.[4]

Professional career[edit]

In December 2012, Ogogo signed his first professional contract, with Los Angeles-based promoter, Golden Boy Promotions.[2]

He won his first professional bout against Kieron Gray, stopping him in the second round.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

7 Wins (4 knockouts, 3 decisions), 0 Losses (0 knockouts, 0 decisions), 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 7–0 United Kingdom Wayne Reed TKO 5 (6), 1:06 2014-07-12 United Kingdom Echo Arena Liverpool, Liverpool, England
Win 6–0 Puerto Rico Jonel Tapia TKO 3 (6), 0:46 2014-05-03 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 5–0 United Kingdom Greg O'Neill PTS 6 2014-03-01 United Kingdom Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Win 4–0 United Kingdom Dan Blackwell PTS 6 2013-12-14 United Kingdom ExCel Arena, London, England
Win 3–0 United Kingdom Gary Boulden TKO 5 (6), 0:33 2013-07-13 United Kingdom Craven Park, Hull, England
Win 2–0 Puerto Rico Edgar Perez UD 6 2013-05-18 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 1–0 United Kingdom Kieron Gray TKO 2 (6), 2:00 2013-04-27 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England Professional Debut.

In the media[edit]

On 3 January 2008, Ogogo entered Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack on Channel 4, finishing in fourth place. Anthony had a naked photoshoot for Attitude magazine and continues to work as a semi-professional model through his official website. He also appeared in an advert for the sandwich store chain, Subway alongside track and field athlete Holly Bleasdale and later gymnast Louis Smith. In 2013, he appeared in the third heat of the ITV diving show Splash!, making it through to the semi-final the following week. However, on the semi-final, Anthony had to withdraw due to an injury he sustained from his dive the previous week.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anthony Osejua Ojo Ogogo". www.aiba-london.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Anthony Ogogo, Olympic boxing medallist, turns professional". BBC Sport. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Anthony Ogogo". www.gbboxing.org.uk. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Anthony Ogogo – Events and results". www.london2012.com. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Domin, Martin (2013-04-27). "Anthony Ogogo won his first professional fight | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 

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