Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk boxer Anthony Ogogo signs with Golden Boy Promotions

18:06 27 December 2012

Anthony Ogogo has signed for Golden Boy

Anthony Ogogo has signed for Golden Boy

Archant © 2012

SUFFOLK Olympian Anthony Ogogo is on his way to becoming a ‘global boxing star’ after signing a professional deal with the legendary Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.

shares

The Lowestoft middleweight, who won bronze at London 2012, follows in the footsteps of several British superstars to have worked with Golden Boy, including Amir Khan, Ricky Hatton and David Haye.

Founded by six-weight world champion De La Hoya and based in Los Angeles, Golden Boy are renowned as the biggest boxing promotional company in the world.

Ogogo, 24, said tonight: “I am delighted to be signing with the premier promoter in boxing, Golden Boy Promotions.

“So many great fighters have come before me at Golden Boy and in the coming years I hope to live up to the standard they’ve set. I can’t wait to get started.”

“2012 has been without doubt one of the greatest years of my life.

“To represent my country at a home Games was an incredible experience and the bronze medal I won will always be close to my heart.

“Following the Olympics I’ve been looking to the future and considering a number of options, and feel that the time is now right to turn professional with Golden Boy.”

Richard Schafer, Golden Boy CEO, said: “Anthony Ogogo has everything you look for in a boxer.

“He can fight, he has style and charisma and he has amazing crossover potential.

“I have no doubt that Anthony has the skills in the ring and the personality outside of it to make him a global boxing star.

“We are proud to have him on our team and this is just the first step in our growing commitment to British boxing.”

Details of Ogogo’s professional debut will be announced by Golden Boy shortly.

shares

0 comments

Town v Crystal Palace U21  



Pictured is Teddy Bishop.

Midfielder Teddy Bishop remains determined to be involved in Ipswich Town’s promotion chase as he inches ever closer to his long-awaited return from injury.

Teddy Bishop could be back in full training next month

Teddy Bishop could return to first-team training in early March, after enlisting the help of Team GB Olympic doctor Noel Pollock during his comeback from a hamstring tendon injury and shin splints.

Nick Hayes, second from left and Andre Dozzell, third from right, line up for England Under 17s for their game against Germany

A trio of Ipswich Town youngsters were involved for England Under 17s as they went down 2-0 to Holland in their final game at the Torneio Internacional do Algarve in Portugal this afternoon.

Josh Emmanuel, pictured playing for the first team at Brentford on the opening day, played for the under 21s at Griffin Park.

A second-half goal from Chris Smith earned a young Ipswich Town under 21 side a point away at Brentford yesterday.

Keiran Morphew

Needham Market midfielder Keiran Morphew will have to wait for his chance to impress Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy after picking up a groin injury in the 0-0 draw at Lewes on Saturday.

Birmingham City's Lloyd Dyer (right) West Bromwich Albion's Chris Brunt battle for the ball during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at St Andrews, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 24, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Birmingham. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Ipswich Town are reportedly close to announcing the addition of free agent winger Lloyd Dyer on a short-term deal.

Ryan Fraser being tended to by club Physio Matt Byard on the sideline at the end of the QPR match

The feelgood factor seems to be dissipating at Ipswich Town following an FA Cup exit, slip out of the Championship play-off places, an underwhelming January transfer window and injury to star man Ryan Fraser.

Ipswich players dejected after conceding a late goal at QPR

It was the sight that Ipswich Town fans feared the most.

Bartosz Bialkowski makes a good first half save at QPR

Bartosz Bialkowski is out to give manager Mick McCarthy a selection headache as he bids to hold onto the gloves for Ipswich Town.

Video:Highlights: QPR 1 Ipswich Town 0

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Daryl Murphy beats QPR captain Nedum Onuoha to the ball during the second half

Match highlights as Matt Phillips scores a late winner, condemning Ipswich Town to a late defeat at QPR.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24