Ogogo turns pro with Golden Boy Promotions

London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo has become the first Team GB medallist to turn pro - and in a surprising move he has refused any domestic opportunities and signed up with America's Golden Boy Promotions.

Middleweight Ogogo, 24, had previously indicated that he would like to remain an amateur and continue to Rio 2016 but, understandably, the lure of professional terms and a new life in the States has proven too strong.
His debut could come in February.
"Anthony Ogogo has everything you look for in a boxer," said GBP CEO Richard Schaefer. "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."


Simon Barclay speaks to BoxRec News from Klitschko's Champ Camp

Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to face Australian Alex Leapai on 26th April and as usual he has chosen the familiar surroundings of the Austrian Alps. Just hours after winning his professional debut at the Copper Box in London, 24-year old Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay was on a plane to join up with him in what the Ukrainian calls 'Champ Camp'.

Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.