Golden Boy Promotions and Team Sauerland are excited to announce that they have agreed a groundbreaking co-promotional deal for Olympic medalist and undefeated middleweight Anthony Ogogo.
The agreement will see the promoters working closely together on Ogogo’s development whilst ensuring he has the perfect platform to continue his rise as one of the world’s most exciting prospects in Britain, across Europe as well as in the United States and worldwide.
Having established himself as one of Britain’s most distinguished amateurs, where he won the Junior Olympics and Junior World Championships, Ogogo then went on to win a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games before winning bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Lowestoft fighter produced one of the best performances in Olympic history by beating the then unbeaten, World No. 1 Ievgen Khytrov on his way to medaling at the London games.
Ogogo has made a promising start to his professional career so far (7-0) which also seen him fight on Floyd Mayweather’s undercard in Las Vegas in May 2014. Having been out of the ring for 11 months recovering from a long standing Achilles issue, and will now return to the ring on Saturday July 18 in Berlin – his first fight under his new dual promoters.
On the announcement, Ogogo said: “I am incredibly excited by this new partnership and cannot wait to get back in the ring. I feel privileged to have two of best promoters in World boxing backing me and want to thank them both for helping get to this point. The support Golden Boy have shown me since I signed with them has been amazing and I now can’t wait to repay the faith they’ve shown me in the ring. Kalle and Nisse Sauerland are two of the best promoters in the sport and their enthusiasm to help get me to the very top in the sport has been overwhelming. I now feel fitter than I’ve ever felt and am ready to send a wakeup call to the entire middleweight division.”
On the announcement, Oscar de la Hoya said “Anthony Ogogo is an exciting, dynamic middleweight who fits right in with the Golden Boy mantra of delivering the best fights for the fans. The sky is the limit for Anthony and we look forward to partnering with Team Sauerland to help fans across the globe witness the massive talent that this Olympic medalist brings to the table.”
A statement from the Sauerland brothers read, “We watched Anthony win his bronze medal at the Olympics and have followed his career develop ever since. He is one of the most talented middleweights in the world and we look forward to teaming up with one of the biggest promoters stateside Golden Boy Promotions to ensure that Anthony fulfils his massive potential. The middleweight division is hotting up, especially in the UK, and we firmly believe the name on peoples lips in 2016 will be Anthony Ogogo and that he will go on to be crowned a World Champion”