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 Last update:  1/17/2013       Read more by Nick Parkinson         
   
Ogogo Wants To Be The UK's Best Middleweight Ever
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By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

ANTHONY OGOGO vowed to become Britain’s best ever middleweight and also wants to be knighted.

After winning bronze at the 2012 Olympics, the 24-year-old has signed a five-year deal with ­American promotional ­giants Golden Boy, who also look after light-welterweight Amir Khan.

And Ogogo is expected to make his punch-for-pay ­debut either in the UK on the ­undercard of Khan’s next fight on April 20 or in Las Vegas on May 4.

But he insists his deal with Golden Boy is not about money.

Ogogo chose to go with former multi-weight world champion Oscar De La Hoya’s company because he hopes they will help him ­become a star on both sides of the Atlantic.

And the Lowestoft boxer, who has yet to decide who his trainer will be, can ­certainly talk the talk.

He said: “I sat in front of all the promoters and I told them I wanted to become a global superstar.

“I want to become ­Britain’s best middleweight boxer ever.

“When the guys got their MBEs recently I was gutted I missed out because I am such a patriotic Brit.

“I want the MBE, OBE and a knighthood.”

Ogogo’s decision to go with Golden Boy – rather than going with a British promoter – is revolutionary but he denies it was down to who offered the most cash.

He added: “It’s not about the money – I wasn’t offered a lot of money by Golden Boy. It’s about the long ­journey.

“Golden Boy create the biggest shows in the world. If you are good enough the money will come.”

Team GB’s boxing gold medallists Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell have so far resisted the temptation to jump ship.

But Ogogo insists there were never any doubts for him about leaving the ­amateur ranks.

He added: “As an amateur I always wanted to go pro.”

And Golden Boy chief ­Richard Schaefer claims the American giants are looking to sign even more British boxing stars.

He said: “We want the Golden Boy dream team.

“We have worked with Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe and David Haye before now.

“This time we are taking a young fighter from the start of his career.”

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comment by HardSpar, on 01-18-2013
[QUOTE=cuzzlo]Is Ogogo gay, Iknow he posed naked for gay mag attitude?[/QUOTE] How do you know that?

comment by Weebler I, on 01-18-2013
[QUOTE=cuzzlo]Is Ogogo gay, Iknow he posed naked for gay mag attitude?[/QUOTE] computer says no http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Anthony+Ogogo+lyNX0jHcwWkm.jpg

comment by cuzzlo, on 01-18-2013
Is Ogogo gay, Iknow he posed naked for gay mag attitude?

comment by HardSpar, on 01-17-2013
Good luck to him I say. He's talking about his dreams here, no need to lay in to him before he has even failed, I prefer honesty to humility any day and this is what he believes.

comment by Tonyu, on 01-17-2013
to RVA BOXER- I think he is - the public are becoming immune to this we've had our fair share of this in the past and fans think this is normal for e.g. David Haye,Amir Khan, James Degale and now Anthony Ogogo - Britain never use to be like this it's the X-factor way every thing is given to them ...

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