Boxing: Anthony Ogogo pulls out of bout on Floyd Mayweather Jnr undercard
Last Updated: 28/08/13 10:44am
Anthony Ogogo: British boxer keen to regain full fitness before returning to ring
British boxer Anthony Ogogo has been forced to withdraw from his planned bout in Las Vegas on September 14th due to injury.
The 24-year-old, who stopped Gary Boulden in the fifth round in Hull in July, had been due to fight on the Floyd Mayweather Jnr-Saul Alvarez undercard.
However, to ensure Ogogo remains fit and healthy for the remainder of the year he has pulled out of the showdown in the States.
"I'm obviously hugely disappointed to have to pull out from this card. It was a huge honour for me to be included."
Ogogo, a bronze medallist in the middleweight division at the 2012 Olympics, is expected to return to the ring as soon as possible and hopes to fight at least twice more before the end of the calendar year.
"I'm obviously hugely disappointed to have to pull out from this card. It was a huge honour for me to be included and it would have been a fantastic experience to be involved in one of the biggest cards in recent history," said Ogogo.
"However, going into a fight fully fit and firing on all cylinders is of paramount importance to me. This fight just came a little too soon for me and I wouldn't have been doing myself, Golden Boy or the card justice if I fought when I wasn't 100 per cent.
"The support I have received since turning professional, particularly from the British fans, has been incredible and I'd like to thank everyone for their continued support.
"I'm now looking forward to getting myself in the best shape possible and getting back in the ring as soon as possible."