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Olympian Ogogo joins Golden Boy

Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions have signed 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo.

The British middleweight is expected to make his professional debut in early 2013.

"Anthony Ogogo has everything you look for in a boxer," said Richard Schaefer, chief executive of the promotions company.

"He can fight, he has style and charisma and amazing crossover potential. I have no doubt that Anthony has the skills in the ring and the personality outside it to make him a global boxing star.

"We are proud to have him on our team. This is just the first step in our growing commitment to British boxing."

In a statement released in Los Angeles, Golden Boy officials said they were pleased to add another British boxer to their stable after working with the likes of Amir Khan, Ricky Hatton and David Haye.

"To represent my country at a home Games was an incredible experience. The bronze medal I won will always be close to my heart," Ogogo said in the statement.

"Following the Olympics I've been looking to the future and considering a number of options. I feel the time is right to turn professional with Golden Boy."

Ogogo beat Ukrainian world champion Ievgen Khytrov in the last 16 to reach the final four at the London Games. He won bronze after losing 16-9 in the semifinals to Brazil's Esquiva Falcao.

The boxer had endured an emotional few months after his mother, Teresa, suffered a brain haemorrhage.


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