UPDATE: Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo keeps Olympics dream alive
ANTHONY Ogogo has moved a step closer to fulfilling his Olympic dream with a stunning 12-11 victory over the tough Russian Artem Chebotarev - and this win means Ogogo is now just one victory away from securing his place in next year's London Olympics.
Ogogo's victory, in the last few minutes, was secured over one of the favourites for the World Championships crown - the number four seed Chebotarev.
And in a tense battle, where no quarter was given, the scores were deadlocked at 3-3 after the first round, 8-8 after the second round, but in the final three minutes Ogogo held on to 'take out the Russian favourite 12-11 - what a performance!' a Team GB spokesman said.
The 22-year-old Nirvana ABC boxer became the latest Great Britain squad member to progress through into the last 16 of the World Championships in Baku.
This win - his second in the space of two days -follows a comprehensive victory over Sung Woo of South Korea onSaturday night.
Ogogo's opening preliminary bout in the 75kg middeweight category saw him produce a composed performance to beat Woo 17-7.
And nowthe Lowestoft lad will be aiming to keep the momentum going in tomorrow's bout, as he is potentially just a victory away now from securing a place in the last eight - with the quarter finals the automatic qualification standard for next year's London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Ogogo will now box the Brazilian Esquiva Falcao tomorrow (Tuesday) in the third round, after the Brazilian won his encounter against Robert Jankovski.
'It's fair to say the GB boxing contingent went mental when the referee raised the hand of Anthony Ogogo - that was outstanding,' the GB spokesman said.
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