Ogogo seals title glory in Liverpool

Lowestoft's Anthony Ogogo followed up his Commonwealth Games silver medal by claiming the middleweight title at the first ever GB Amateur Boxing Championships in Liverpool yesterday.

Ogogo, who was beaten by Northern Ireland's Eamonn O'Kane in Delhi, bounced back to defeat Keiron Harding from Wales on points, 8-4.

It was another step towards Ogogo's dream of Olympic success, although Great Britain performance director Rob McCracken warned the title winners they have much more to do to seal their places in London 2012.

Commonwealth Games medallists Simon Vallily, Callum Smith and Bradley Saunders were among the other winners in Liverpool, while the performance of the night came from Hull's former European bantamweight champion Luke Campbell. He pulled off a punch-perfect 23-6 win over his 56kg rival Iain Weaver to wrest back pole position in one of the tightest domestic categories.

McCracken said: 'Luke has taken his chance and a number of the other podium squad boxers underlined the fact they deserve to be number one at this moment.


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'But the competition for places is such that no-one in the squad is guaranteed their place in the Olympic qualifiers next year. They will all get their chance early in 2011 to show they deserve the opportunity.'

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