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Mayweather v Canelo: Ogogo aiming to put the spotlight on British talent

Phil Jay 12/08/2013

Considerable middleweight talent Anthony Ogogo is planning to build on his American debut last May when the Lowestoft boxer makes a high-profile appearance in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 14.

The 24 year-old, who won Olympic bronze at London 2012 before turning pro with Golden Boy Promotions, fights for the fourth time in the paid ranks on the upcoming Floyd Mayweather v Saul Alvarez light-middleweight unification bill.

After two stoppages in his first three outings, Ogogo is cautious not to get carried away with the magnitude of the MGM Grand event and just wants to put on a show, along with flying the flag for his home country in the process.

“Right now things are going great,” Ogogo told World Boxing News.

“The main thing I have to concentrate on is not getting too excited and just think of it like a normal fight and do the things that I do.

“The Mayweather v Canelo card is expected to generate more money than any other before, so its about staying relaxed and not letting the enormity of the event affect my preparations.

Ogogo, who has been tipped for future success on the world stage by GBP CEO Richard Schaefer, is currently dividing his bouts between the UK and the US in order to keep as busy as possible in the early stages of his career.

In his previous bout, Ogogo impressively stopped Gary Boulden in five rounds in Hull, and wants to make a similar impact Stateside after being taken the distance in Atlantic City by Edgar Perez three months ago.

“I want to perform well and hopefully I’ll have great support because when I fight over in America I like to show them that us Brits can fight,” said Ogogo.

“We have a massive pool of talent coming through on these shores. It’s great to get the chance to showcase myself in America and I aim to put on a good performance next month.”