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 Last update:  1/20/2013       Read more by Nick Parkinson         
   
Anthony Ogogo: I'd Love To Fight Chris Eubank Jr.
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By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

ANTHONY OGOGO aims to revolutionise boxing – by making his fights like WWE wrestling.

The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist will make his pro debut either in the UK on April 20 or in Las Vegas on May 4 after signing a five-year deal with American promoters Golden Boy.

And Ogogo, 24, insists boxing could learn from the entertainment value of wrestling.

The Lowestoft boxer, who is currently appearing in ITV’s Splash programme and has been in Big Brother, hopes to bring plenty of razzamatazz to his fights in his quest to become Britain’s best-ever middleweight.

He said: “I want to develop the TV stuff. I want to bring in a new kind of fanbase to boxing like Oscar de la Hoya did.

“When Oscar won his gold medal, he brought women to the crowds because he was a good-looking chap and men liked him because he was a fi ghting man.

“I think boxing needs to change. I liked it when Bernard Hopkins came to the ring in an executioner’s mask.

“I think boxing needs to come into the 21st century.

"I’m a big fan of wrestling, like WWE, I like all that stuff.

“I like the showbiz, the glitz and the glamour.”

Chris Eubank’s showmanship helped make him a huge star in the 1990s and Ogogo (left) wants to take on the ex-world champ’s son Chris Eubank Jr.

He added: “I’d love to fight him. I think he’s a very talented fighter.”

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comment by LacedUp, on 01-20-2013
[QUOTE=taansend]I've never watched wrestling (well not since Big Daddy & Giant Haystacks) but if Ogogo can even get 1/5th of the viewers that Eubank did back in the early 90's he'll be doing brilliantly. I think Eubank used to get something like 15 million viewers which represents a HUGE propo...

comment by bigboots, on 01-20-2013
That could be a good fight in the future but Agogo now needs to get people talking about his boxing rather than his adverts & the olympic sweetboy image he's building. I hope he doesn't get destracted by being a minor celebrity and remembers what has got him this far (albeit not very far at the m...

comment by ddangerous, on 01-20-2013
[QUOTE=taansend]I've never watched wrestling (well not since Big Daddy & Giant Haystacks) but if Ogogo can even get 1/5th of the viewers that Eubank did back in the early 90's he'll be doing brilliantly. I think Eubank used to get something like 15 million viewers which represents a HUGE propo...

comment by TGD, on 01-20-2013
The hype machine is well under way with Ogogo. He's been on a couple of TV shows already this week, and somehow landed himself a spot at the table with Froch, Khan, and Haye on this Gloves Are Off to be aired on Tuesday on Sky Sports. The guy hasn't thrown a punch in the pros yet and there's...

comment by Sparked_26, on 01-20-2013
[QUOTE=El Fenomeno]Can't handle a jalapeno though can you?[/QUOTE] Well played, Sir.

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