Video: Anthony Ogogo starts pro career with second round KO

Anthony Ogogo celebrates his second round stoppage win against Kieron Gray

Anthony Ogogo celebrates his second round stoppage win against Kieron Gray - Credit: PA

Anthony Ogogo admits a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after he won his first fight as a professional in sensational style.

The Lowestoft boxer, who became a household name last summer after winning bronze at the London Olympic Games, spent months agonising over whether to take the plunge and turn pro.

He finally decided the time was right – and in front of a big and expectant crowd at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield last night, he proved he was spot on with a second round stoppage of Telford’s Kieron Gray.

“That is a massive weight off my shoulders,” said Ogogo. “I sat in the showers after the fight and I thought to myself, ‘I am a pro, I am a professional athlete now’.

“I have been saying I am a pro since I signed the papers just after Christmas, but I am actually a professional athlete now.

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“Anybody who knows me can see how professional my whole set-up is, my management team unbelievable, Golden Boy are the best promoters in the world and they look after me well, proper smooth operators, and with my application and dedication I really think I can do big things.”

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