Champion Ogogo earns place among British greats
Lowestoft middleweight Anthony Ogogo has emulated some of Britain's boxing legends after claiming his second senior ABA title. The 21-year-old defeated reigning champion Hosea Burton at York Hall, to earn another national crown, two years after winning the title at welterweight.
Lowestoft middleweight Anthony Ogogo has emulated some of Britain's boxing legends after claiming his second senior ABA title.
The 21-year-old defeated reigning champion Hosea Burton at York Hall, to earn another national crown, two years after winning the title at welterweight.
And Ogogo, part of the Great Britain Podium Squad targeting success at the 2012 London Olympics, is delighted to see his name alongside the likes of Nigel Benn and Errol Graham, who both won ABA titles.
'Winning two titles at two weights doesn't happen very often,' Ogogo said.
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'At my weights, no-one has done for a long time because the jump between weights is a big one.
'Some of the kids do it at the small weights, but that's because the jump isn't that big and there are not many competitors at those weights.
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'But welterweight and middleweight, outside heavyweight they are the most prestigious and I've won them both.
'There are some fantastic boxers who have done that like Nigel Benn and Errol Graham and to join the list with them is a great feeling.'
Ogogo admitted his 3-1 victory over Burton was not pretty, but he always had his man under control.
Indeed, the challenger broke Burton's nose in the second round and although the old champion tried to cling on, Ogogo just had too much skill and abilty and claimed a deserved title after conceded only one point in total in all his fights.