Ogogo is Ready to Go Big

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Anthony Ogogo (9-0, 5 KOs) is aiming for a stoppage victory against Frane Radnic (11-2, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Olympic Bronze medalist returns to action following an impressive third-round technical knockout victory against Gary Cooper on May 28 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, and the 27 year-old middleweight is eager to build momentum as he targets the big names in the division.

”I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring,” said Ogogo, who looks in fine form having recovered from the shoulder and Achilles injuries that had kept him out of action for much of the last two years.

”Radnic is a good boxer. He’s had thirteen fights, he’s won eleven and he’s knocked out ten of his previous opponents, so obviously he can bang. It’s a very good record, and I think he would be a good test for any prospect; particularly one coming off a big injury lay off like me.

”He’s only loss two fights and both of those have been on points, so I want to be the first person to stop him, that’s my objective. Some people might look at his record and see someone who can bang, but I look at it and see someone whose never been stopped, and I want to stop him.”

The Lowestoft boxer knows another victory will bring him closer to the big fights he craves. ”It’s all about building momentum,” he says. ” This is my second fight in two months and I want to keep busy. I’ve had some bad luck in my career so far, but that’s behind me now and I’m ready to move forward.

”I want to be involved in the big fights and I want the big names in the division. My goal has always been to become World Champion and I’m ready to fight anyone to make that happen. Chris Eubank Jr. has the British title, that’s something that I want, and that’s a fight I would love. He’s a big name and that would be a big showpiece for British boxing.”

Ogogo’s fight is part of a massive night of action at The O2 as Joshua defends his IBF World Heavyweight title against unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale.

George Groves and Martin Murray meet in a mouth-watering domestic Super-Middleweight blockbuster and WBA World title eliminator bout, Chris Eubank Jr defends his British Middleweight title against Welshman Tom Doran, John Wayne Hibbert clashes with Andrea Scarpa for the vacant WBC Silver Super-Lightweight title, unbeaten British Super-Flyweight champion Kal Yafai continues his World title trail, Brixton Heavyweight Dillian Whyte returns to action, Conor Benn fights for the third time in the paid ranks and there’s a debut for Team GB star Felix Cash.

 

Photo Credit of Sebastian Heger

Anthony Ogogo Makes Ring Return May 28th from Glasgow

LOS ANGELES (May 11, 2016) – Anthony Ogogo (8-0, 4 KOs) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on May 28 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, live on Sky Sports.
 
Unbeaten Ogogo’s professional career has been stop-start so far due to injury, with the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist set for his first action since July where he moved to 8-0 with a win in Germany over Ruslan Schelev. It was in that fight where he suffered a dislocated shoulder, fighting for the majority of the bout with just one arm, and the Lowestoft man’s outing in Germany was at the time also his return from a sustained period on the sidelines following Achilles problems. But the 27 year old insists his injury woes are behind him and he’s ready to get his career back on track and make a huge impact in the middleweight division.
 
On his return to the ring, Ogogo said, “I’m incredibly excited to be added to the May 28 card in Glasgow live on Sky Sports and cannot wait to get back in the ring. It’s been a difficult period for me as I’ve worked hard to recover from the shoulder injury I suffered in my last fight but I am now fully fit and raring to go.
 
“I want to thank Eddie Hearn, Kalle & Nisse Sauerland and Golden Boy Promotions for giving me the opportunity to fight in Glasgow and am looking to make a real statement of intent. I want to keep as busy as I can during 2016 and am determined to make a major impact in the middleweight division – starting on May 28.”
 
”We are excited to see Anthony back in the ring. With his injuries now behind him, we’re sure he can become a dominant force in the division,” said Promoter Kalle Sauerland,”He’s been training hard and has kept his focus so we’re looking forward to seeing how he performs. There are a lot of big fights out there for him, but first, he must get a good win under his belt on May 28 in Glasgow.”
 
“The talent pool in the middleweight division is the deepest its been in decades – and now that Anthony Ogogo is healthy, we fully expect him to be a major force in the weight class for years to come,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “With an Olympic pedigree and action-packed style, Anthony is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats..”
Ogogo’s return is part of a huge night of action in Glasgow as Ricky Burns (39-5-1,13 KOs) looks to become a three-division world champion as he takes on Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBA Super-Lightweight World Championship.
 
Tyrone Nurse (32-2-1, 6 KOs) heads into the Lion’s den to defend his British Super-Lightweight title against local favourite Willie Limond (39-4, 11 KOs) and Newcastle’s Jon Lewis Dickinson (17-4, 5 KOs)  meets Belfast’s Tommy McCarthy (8-0, 5 KOs) in an eliminator for the British Cruiserweight Title.
 
Conor Benn (1-0, 1 KO) fights for the second time in the paid ranks, Islington Middleweight John Ryder (22-2, 12 KOs) is in action and there’s a host of young Scots on display, including Commonwealth gold medal winner Charlie Flynn (7-0, 1 KO), Joe Ham (7-0, 5 KOs) and Lewis Paulin (5-0).
 
Tickets for Glasgow are on general sale with those in the £40-£100 bracket available from the SSE Hydro website http://www.thessehydro.com/ and on 0844 395 4000 and 0800 952 0110 (accessible). VIP tickets at £200 are exclusively available at www.matchroomboxing.com

Anthony Ogogo Returns Saturday vs Ruslan Schelev On Abraham vs. Stieglitz Undercard

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Photo Credits: Sebastian Heger- Team Sauerland
 

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 LOS ANGELES (July 17) – Undefeated British middleweight, Anthony Ogogo (7-0, 4 KOs) of Lowestoft, England is set to make his hotly anticipated return to the ring against Ruslan Schelev (11-3, 6 KOs) of Myrhorod,Ukraine on Saturday, July 18 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany as the undercard for the WBO World Championship fight Abraham vs. Stieglitz. The weigh-in took place today with Anthony Ogogo coming in at 73.2 kg/161.3 lbs. and Ruslan Schelev weighed in at 73.9 kg/162.9 lbs.     
 
“Anthony Ogogo has demonstrated his undeniable talent as a fighter, and I’m pleased he will be back in the ring this Saturday against Schelev,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “Ogogo isn’t worried about losing his undefeated record by fighting against the best, toughest opponents. His integrity as a fighter is what fans want to see in the ring. I can’t wait to watch his performance on July 18 against Schelev as I know he is well-prepared for this fight.”

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The 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist has been out of the ring for the past 11 months recovering from a long-standing Achilles issue. Now fully fit, the Lowestoft fighter is ready to get his promising career back on track, starting with a victory over the 26 year-old Schelev.
 
“I wanted the very best opponent available for my return,” said Ogogo. “I didn’t want an easy opponent. I wanted someone who would really test me. I’ve worked so hard to condense a 12-month rehab process into six months, so I wanted an opponent with the right quality to give me a hard fight because that’s what I’ve longed for, and that’s exactly what Schelev is. He’s a quality fighter. He can switch stance. He’s strong and he can punch. It’s going to make for a great fight for the fans.”
 
“July 18 can’t come quick enough. After such a long lay-off it means everything to me to be back in the ring,” continues Ogogo. “I wake up in the morning wanting to be a world champion. For the longest time I couldn’t do anything about it physically. I couldn’t train. My feet were in casts, but I never stopped thinking about being the absolute best. I watched sports documentaries of my idols and I read autobiographies of my heroes until I was able to get back in the gym. Now I’m back and on July 18 I’ll show the world that I have what it takes to become a great.”
 
“I’m in great shape, but I resigned myself to never being able to run again because of my injuries,” says Ogogo. “But everything has gone so well, much better than I could have ever imagined. I’ve been able to run five miles easy and there’s not even a twinge in my Achilles. My fitness is good. My speed is where it needs to be and sparring has been going brilliantly. I’ve been sparring with my Team Sauerland friend George Groves ahead of his own world title fight.”
 
“Now I can’t wait to get in the ring, in front of a whole new audience and a whole new demographic of people,” Ogogo adds. “I’m so eager to impress; I can’t explain. The fans can expect to see a young, hungry fighter, full of desire and ambition ready to set the world alight and make up for lost time. The fans in Halle are in for a treat. I’ll be welcoming thousands of new members into the O-Army.”
 
Ogogo’s six-round contest will be his first since signing a ground breaking co-promotional deal with leading European promoter Team Sauerland and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.
 
Promoter Nisse Sauerland has high hopes for the former amateur star, “We’re all looking forward to seeing Anthony back in the ring where he belongs,” said Sauerland. “He is an exceptional talent. Activity is going to be key as he looks to fulfill his potential as one of the most exciting middleweights on the planet.”
 
The 26 year-old joins an action-packed event at the Gerry Weber Stadium. Arthur Abraham’s WBO World Super Middleweight title defense against Robert Stieglitz tops the star-studded bill, which also features Germany’s 19 year-old knockout specialist Vincent Feigenbutz challenging Mauricio Reynoso for the Interim WBA 168lb crown.
 
Tickets are available by calling the Gerry Weber Ticket Centre on (+49) 5201 81 80 or online via http://www.gerryweber-world.de and http://www.tickethall.de. All the action will be shown live on SAT.1 in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK.
 
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