Advertisement
Advertisement

Anthony Ogogo Aims To Be British Champ Inside a Year

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

ANTHONY OGOGO is hoping his injury hell is behind him as he targets the British title inside a year.

The London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist goes into his seventh fight in the paid ranks on Saturday night in Liverpool when he takes on Wayne Reed.

It is only a year since he turned pro, but the middleweight has already had five months out with a foot injury.

Ogogo, 25, also struggled with shoulder problems as an amateur, but he is hoping that bad luck is over as he sets about taking his career to the next level.

He said: "Last year I was really unlucky with the injury. I hurt my foot, which was really odd for a boxer.

"I couldn't move or train. It's not until you're without your feet that you realise how much you rely on them in boxing.

"Since then, all year I've been in really good nick, touch wood.

"Fingers crossed I can stay injury free for a couple of years and get some momentum behind me.

"Without playing the violin, I've been so unlucky. I've had two serious shoulder injuries as an amateur too.

"Fingers crossed I am 100 percent fit now and I want to keep it that way. If I am 100 percent fit I'm sure I can do great things in the sport."I'd like to finish this year with 10 fights and in my tenth fight win an English title.

"I'm not shouting and screaming from the roof tops saying I'll do this and that because anything can happen.

"You can never can tell what is going to happen, but by the end of this year I would like to be English champion and by next year to be British champion."

Ogogo was signed by Golden Boy Promotions last year, but knows just being with America's biggest promoters will not guarantee success.

He added: "I want people to realistic with me, I want to be told that I'm nowhere near ready to win a world title at this stage of my career but I will be one day."

Tags: Anthony Ogogo image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 07-12-2014

Area & English title's should be within his reach this year if he's kept active.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Tom Brown Reflects on The Lost Art of Building a Fighter Amir Khan Plans To Fight in January, May and December Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out! Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Showdown in The Works Eddie Ramirez-Kevin Watts Top FS1 on PBC, September 13 Luis Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions Officially Part Ways Lemieux vs. Stevens Still Being Worked on, Says Golden Boy VP Jessie Vargas Reflects on The Kell Brook Fight Falling Out Saunders Trashes Eubank Jr. and His Father: Stop Talking Sh*t! Kell Brook: I'm Not Done With 147, I'd Fight Errol Spence! Del Valle Vows To Take The Fight To De La Hoya on Canelo-Smith Luke Campbell vs. Derry Mathews Set For October 15 Margarito Still Aiming For Canelo, Major Opponent in The Fall Kovalev's Coach: Ward's Lack of Power Will Be Biggest Drawback Eubank Frustrated: Golovkin is Running Scared, He Lost Respect! Eduard Troyanovsky-Keita Obara Card Coming Together For 9/9 Nicola Adams To Ponder Next Career Move, Will She Go Pro? Dereck Chisora: I Want Pulev Rematch, I'm Ready To Face Anyone Rio Team Summary: Uzbekistan Tops Cuba, Makes HUGE Splash Cameron Hammond: Commonwealth Shot Is Career Launchpad Deontay Wilder's Manager: The Goal is Still To Unify The Division McCullough Pleads With Amir Khan To Avoid McGregor Disaster Tony Yoka, Estelle Mossely Hailed By France as The Golden Couple Big Fights on The Horizon Generate Pound For Pound Sentiments Froch Smiles, Explains Why Golovkin is NOT a Top 5 P4P Fighter Video: Jessie Vargas Breaks Down Manny Pacquiao Clash Spence-Bundu Bout Draws PBC Network-Record 6 Million Viewers Gilberto Ramirez To Get Hand Evaluated, Aims For Fall Defense
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement