British middleweight contender Anthony Ogogo is set to make a long-awaited return to action on July 18 following a year of inactivity.
Chronic achilles problems have hindered the 26 year-old’s progress after Ogogo racked up seven straight wins when turning pro on the back of Olympic medal success.
After endruing the most frustrating of times away, Ogogo is now set to put his recently signed co-promotional deal between Golden Boy and Sauerland into practice.
Golden Boy linked up with Sauerland to give Ogogo some more experience in Europe and the Lowestoft man is ready to make his comeback on the Arthur Abraham v Robert Stieglitz world title bill in Germany.
“By the time I climb through the ropes at the awesome Gerry Webber Stadion in Halle, it would have been one year and six days since I stepped into a boxing ring to do what I love – fight,” said Ogogo.
“367 days is about the average length of a celebrity wedding. It’s not the length of time that a young athlete wants stolen from their career, particularly someone like myself who is just so hungry to learn, so keen to absorb as much information to be the best boxer in the world.”
Ogogo is yet to learn who will be in the opposite corner, but is no doubt be relieved to have the opportunity to get his career back on track in just over two weeks’ time.