Medal hopeful Anthony Ogogo through to the last 16
Team GB’s Medal hopeful and Boxing Futures very own Anthony Ogogo went through comfortably against Junior Castillo Martinez in his first Olympic Middleweight test. Ogogo took much of the first round to get to grips with his opponent, but eventually found his rhythm to defeat the Dominican by 13 points to 6.
Ogogo showed a lot of class and dominance in the next two round with some great movement and powerfully accurate blows showing real promise for the next round.
‘It was really nerve-wracking coming out first,’ Ogogo told BBC Sport. ‘I've worked so hard to get here and you can only imagine what it's going to be like, so I was a bit tense in the opening round before settling down a bit in the second.
‘I can't wait to ring my mum up and tell her. My sister also went into labour today, so it's been a great day for the family.
Anthony’s Olympic dream was nearly wrecked by a shoulder injury and when his mother Teresa fell very ill six weeks ago.
‘The draw's not been very kind to me. I've got the world champion next, the Ukrainian, but in front of this crowd I feel like I can beat anyone.
‘I've never boxed Khytrov before and it's going to take a momentous effort, but I feel I've got it in the locker to beat him.’