Golden Boy Promotions had earlier announced that they’d be signing some British boxing talent in the near future. Well the future is now. The announcement was made yesterday that middleweight bronze medalist, Anthony Ogogo, will be turning pro. as a Golden Boy Promotions boxer.
Ogogo obviously isn’t the first Briton signed by GBP, but he’s the first under their new U.K. centric strategy.
The following statements were contained in yesterday’s press release issued by Golden Boy Promotions.
“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.”
“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.”
His pro. debut hasn’t been scheduled yet, but expectations are that it will be some time in early 2013
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