Advertisement
Advertisement

Brandon Ogilvie Returns To Winning Ways in China

Brandon Ogilvie has returned to his Brilliant ways and has rekindled his boxing career in the unlikely setting of central China tonight.

Ogilvie (6-1) boxed beautifully against the hardnosed Indonesian Eddy Comaro (27-19-5) and skillfully outsmarted and outboxed the Indonesian.

Comaro has had 51 pro fights compared to Ogilvie’s seven. Last time out the 28-year-old Comaro lost to Michael Katsidis in three rounds.

“He’s a tough boy who came to fight tonight and what a warrior he is,” Ogilvie said.
The 20-year-old ogilvies confidence took a dent after his stoppage loss to John Ford in Perth last November.

Ogilvie hit the canvas twice before being pulled out on the doctor’s advice in the third round.

The Australian says the manner in which he lost his unbeaten record made him take stock – and the first move he has made is dropping down a division to lightweight to face experienced Indonesian Eddy Comaro at the Nan Yang City Gymnasium in Henan tonight.

“In hindsight I should have been fighting at 61 (61.2kg lightweight limit) but for the first two years I wasn’t taking it that serious. But the last fight I had really woke me up and now I’m down at my true weight division,” Ogilvie said.

“It took a bit of time to get down (from light-welter) but it’s a smarter move. I feel a lot bigger and stronger at this weight division, more comfortable.

“I had to rebuild my confidence a bit. A lot of good sparring and being around a lot of good people helped. Sparring was the main thing to build me back up.

An exciting amateur, Ogilvie made his pro debut on a packed Danny Green show in July 2012. His skills quickly caught the eye and therein lies part of the problem.

“I have been relying on my natural ability, just going into it fit and using my natural ability to get me over the line,” he said.

“Now I’m boxing a lot smarter. Training twice a day, getting my distance and range and picking my shots a lot smarter, a thing I was lacking. And my defence is coming along as well.

“I’ve sat down with my coach and we talked through a lot of things. I’ve got a great team with me now and I’m looking forward. Living boxing, eating boxing, breathing boxing.

“I think we’ve got six fights, maybe seven fights, planned before the year is over,” Ogilvie said. “There’s a plan to keep me active, to keep me on my toes and sharp.

“Maybe in the next year or two a title fight might come along. But no rush, I’m still young and developing through the processes.”

Ogilvie will be on Dragon Fire’s Thunderdome VI card at Metro City in Perth on June 20, along with Luke “Razor” Sharp, Irish Darragh “Super” Foley, John “The Don” Squillace, Sam Hogan & Wes Capepr.

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Lucas Matthysse To Return in Early 2017, Says Golden Boy Prez Photos: Perrella-Ugas, Karl-Quezada on Weight For PBC on FS1 Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Fury, DeGale vs. Jack Luis Concepcion-Kal Yafai Eyed For November 26 In Manchester Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year Frankie Gavin Gives High Praise To Nathan McIntosh Gonzalez: Canelo is NOT The Best - Until He Beats Golovkin! Freddie Roach, Cooper on Trump-Clinton as Championship Fight "Fighting Words” - Dead October: Hell Hath No (Tyson) Fury Malignaggi Pleads: Golovkin-Jacobs Has To Be Made Right Now! Flash Elorde's Grandsons Pick Up Decision Wins in Manila 'Don King Way' Not Moving To Street Where He Killed a Man Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17 Yuriorkis Gamboa Ready, Wants a Crack at Jose Pedraza Oleksandr Usyk To Make Return on Golovkin's Card, Dec. 10?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement