Suffolk boxer Anthony Ogogo gets first title shot

Suffolk's Anthony Ogogo

Suffolk's Anthony Ogogo - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Suffolk’s Anthony Ogogo will fight for his first pro title when he clashes with Craig Cunningham for the vacant WBC International Middleweight title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on October 22, live on Sky Sports.

Ogogo’s first shot at professional hardware comes after returning to action with three successive wins following a difficult time with injuries that had previously stunted his promising career in the paid ranks.

The London 2012 Olympic bronze medal hero, from Lowestoft, has blown away his three opponents inside three rounds since his return in May, and the 27-year-old is preparing for an exciting clash with another man in great form.

Cunningham successfully defended his Midlands Area Middleweight title in a six round war against Ryan Aston in May and then dropped down to add the Super-Welterweight strap by seeing off tough Jason Welborn over ten rounds.

Those wins extended the 28 year old’s streak to five since his sole loss to former WBC International champion Tom Doran.

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“I’m delighted that this fight has now been confirmed and am incredibly excited to be fighting for my first title on such a great card in Birmingham live on Sky Sports,” said Ogogo.

“I’m feeling fitter and stronger than I ever have done before and am looking forward to getting in the ring on fight night and doing the business.”

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