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.”