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."


Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

Fight Reports

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.