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Anthony Ogogo Wants To Become The Best at 160

Anthony Ogogo is setting himself no deadlines as he embarks on his quest to become a world champion.

The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist fights for the first time as a professional on Saturday as he takes on Telford middleweight Kieron Gray in a six-round contest in Sheffield.

The 24-year-old from Great Yarmouth has not fought since last summer's Games but now feels the time is right to step up.

He said: "I am so excited, I feel great. I haven't been in the ring since last summer and I can't wait to go.

"Ultimately I want to become the best middleweight in the world - whether it takes three years or six years, it doesn't matter.

"Putting time frames on it puts pressure on for no reason.

"However long it takes, it will take that long."

Ogogo was an undoubted star in the amateur game and, after impressing at London 2012, thought carefully before moving into the paid ranks.

He said: "I loved my time as an amateur and competing for myself and my country around the world.

"But I am very happy now to be in the next chapter of my career and looking forward to the next step.

"I had a bit of time off and spent a bit of time with the family after the Olympics but since the turn of the year I've been back in the gym, training hard, working hard and looking to the future.

"I can't wait to fight now and get this first one out of the way.

"I want to come through, look good and continue to build on it."

Gray, 35, has lost 13 of his 19 professional fights but Ogogo feels he will provide a tough test.

The fight takes place at the Motorpoint Arena on the undercard to Amir Khan's fight with Julio Diaz.

Ogogo said: "He's good. They gave us a list of three or four people to box and he was the best of them.

"We picked him because he was the best person available.

"I have always been in this game because I want to challenge myself. I want to box the best guys in the world and be the best guy.

"It is about learning and taking each step as it comes. He is going to present some challenges and hopefully I will have enough to get beyond him."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Money_May on 04-25-2013

I'll be following his career throughout.

Comment by D-MiZe on 04-25-2013

I don't particularly rate him that highly but just as with Campbell, I'll hold judgement on their professional capabilities until I've seen 'em fight several times. Whatever the case, Ogogo is entering a very competitive mix at 160 in the…

Comment by TudorMiron on 04-25-2013

Soon they all become goodboy. Ogogo seems to think that he may need to wait 6 or more years before he challenges for a title. If he rushes it before God of War hangs the gloves - one more goodboy.

Comment by PureBoxingCEO on 04-25-2013

Ogogo is capable of beating Degale someday. He will be a great champion in the pros.

Comment by Hougigo on 04-25-2013

Give it time. In a few years, you can become a certified Good Boy

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