In conversatiuon with Maximuscle, Great Britain's Olympic gold medal prospect Anthony Ogogo talks us through his own particular training regime. The middleweight also heaps praise his training camp and let's us know his favourite running spots. So if you find yourself on a windswept Lowestoft beach on a crisp Monday morning, you might just catch a glimpse of a future champion.
After four years, umpteen rounds of boxing and enough ups and downs to fill a theme park, Boxing Futures’ favourite Anthony Ogogo finally booked his place at London 2012 last month. The Lowestoft man battled bad luck and injury to be able to spend his summer in London’s East End representing Team GB in the middleweight division of the biggest sporting tournament on the planet. We caught up with the newest member of the Olympic team to talk about his quest for glory.
Promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport have signed promotional terms with top amateur prospect and Commonwealth Boxing Championships gold medallist Scott Cardle.
The Team GB star will campaign at lightweight and make his professional debut on the undercard of Kell Brook’s welterweight showdown with Matthew Hatton at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on March 17, live on Sky Sports.
Team GB hopeful and Boxing Futures favourite Anthony Ogogo features in the Maximuscle Team Behind The Team campaign, showing how close relationships with coaches, nutritionists, family, friends and mentors have helped shape him into the great athlete he is today. The talented boxer invites you into his camp to get an insight to what goes on behind the scenes, why he does what he does and what spurs him on…
Training camp behind the scenes
Great Britain came away with their best ever medal haul from the World Amateur Championships in Baku this weekend despite an agonising final day that saw Luke Campbell, Andrew Selby, and Anthony Joshua all narrowly denied gold.
European champion Selby lost 13-12 to world number one Misha Aloyan of Russia at flyweight, while Hull's Campbell was then edged out 14-10 by Cuba's Lazaro Alvarez in the bantamweight final.
The likes of Amir Khan and Kell Brook could compete for Great Britain at the 2016 Games after the International Boxing Association proposed radical new plans to allow professional boxers to retain their Olympic eligibility.
Having guaranteed Pakistan a bronze medal by reaching the semi-finals of the 52kg weight class at the Commonwealth Games, Haroon Khan, younger brother of Amir, yesterday blasted the Great Britain selectors that overlooked him.