Anthony Ogogo wants homecoming fight

Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Anthony Ogogo is desperate to arrange a homecoming fight later this year – but admits finding a suitable venue is proving difficult.

Ogogo yearns to fight at Portman Road or Carrow Road but the 24-year-old admits he is still some years away from being able to sell out a stadium.

However, after starting his career in the professional ranks with victories over Kieron Gray and Edgar Perez, Ogogo wants to reward his supporters in East Anglia with a fight before the end of the year.

Ogogo remains hopeful a fight night can be arranged with the likes of the Cromer Walsh brothers and Sam Sexton potentially being involved.

“We are looking at the possibility of fighting in East Anglia but it’s still a long way off at the moment,” said Ogogo, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

“I would really like to give the people that have supported me so much over the last couple of years the chance to see me fight live.

“It would be great to box at home and we are in talks at the moment – I would really like to see what kind of fanbase that I’ve actually got.

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“Golden Boy are very keen, the problem is trying to find a venue that would be suitable. Being realistic I’m a good few years away from being able to have a fight at a football stadium in East Anglia.

“But, without being big-headed, I’d like to think we could get 2-3,000 people there and Golden Boy would need those sorts of numbers to put on a show here.

“The trouble is there aren’t many places around here that can take that sort of number.”

Golden Boy are looking at getting the youngster on a UK bill between now and mid-July with Ogogo potentially returning to America in September to fight on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Saul Alvarez.

“In an ideal world I would like my next fight to be in the UK next,” said Ogogo.

“Golden Boy are trying to work with a promoter to get a fight on for me between mid-June and mid-July.

“There is also the prospect later in the year of getting to fight on the undercard of Mayweather’s fight – that would be unbelievable.”

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