Golden Boy signs British Olympian Ogogo

December 27, 2012

Another British fighter has joined the Golden Boy stables, as 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo has signed a promotional agreement with the company. Other UK fighters with Golden Boy ties include Amir Khan, Ricky "Hitman" Hatton, and David Haye.

"I am delighted to be signing with the premier promoter in boxing, Golden Boy Promotions," said Ogogo. "So many great fighters have come before me at Golden Boy and in the coming years I hope to live up to the standard they've set. I can't wait to get started."

"2012 has been without doubt one of the greatest years of my life," continued Ogogo. "To represent my country at a home Games was an incredible experience and the bronze medal I won will always be close to my heart. Following the Olympics I've been looking to the future and considering a number of options, and feel that the time is now right to turn professional with Golden Boy."

A talented soccer player who played for Norwich City FC when he was younger, Ogogo found his true love in the ring where he has been competing since the age of 12.

After winning a Junior Olympic gold medal and silver medals at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships, Ogogo earned a place on Great Britain's 2012 Olympic team. In London this past summer, Ogogo beat representatives from the Dominican Republic, Ukraine, and Germany to win a bronze medal, thrilling his UK fans.

Outside the ring, the 24-year-old from Lowestoft, England, is a former model and cast member of the 2008 hit reality show, "Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack."

"Anthony Ogogo has everything you look for in a boxer," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "He can fight, he has style and charisma and he has amazing crossover potential. I have no doubt that Anthony has the skills in the ring and the personality outside of it to make him a global boxing star. We are proud to have him on our team and this is just the first step in our growing commitment to British boxing."

A date, venue, and opponent for Ogogo's professional debut will be announced shortly.

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald and news services

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