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Anthony Ogogo: Sharing the build-up with Floyd Mayweather will be amazing

Phil Jay 21/08/2013

Olympian and fledgling pro Anthony Ogogo will realise one of his dreams next month when the Lowestoft technician lines up alongside the best fighter in the business in Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Ogogo at just 24 is already tipped as a future world champion and gets the chance to showcase his considerable talent on the undercard of Mayweather’s latest blockbuster against Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on September 14.

With three impressive victories already behind him this year, Ogogo is ready to put on another great performance in what will be the biggest night in the boxing calender at the world famous MGM Grand and the likeable youngster can’t wait.

“I’m really excited,” Ogogo told World Boxing News “Just being around someone like Floyd Mayweather in the build up to the event is amazing.

“I’m a sports fan and a boxing fan first and foremost so just meeting these guys is going to be amazing. But to then share the same weigh in scales and sit on the press conference table with them is exactly what I got in the sport for.

“One day I want to be topping massive cards like this – fighting for and defending world titles so this experience is going to stand me in good stead for when I get there myself.”

Mayweather, 36, has been recognised at the sport’s flag-bearer for many years, possessing 44 wins on an unblemished record and has only been challenged by Manny Pacquiao in recent years for the title of ‘Pound for Pound King’ of boxing.

Richard Schaefer has handed Ogogo a golden opportunity to see how someone in the ilk of Mayweather deals with the build-up to a fight of this magnitude and Ogogo aims to take in as much as possible before his return to the UK.

“I’ve never met Floyd so I’m looking forward to that very much,” said Ogogo. “Everyone at Golden Boy speaks very highly of him. He has dominated the sport for 15 years, so if I can learn a fraction from him then I’ll be leaving Las Vegas on September 15th a better boxer than when I arrived and at this stage of my career that’s what its all about.”