London 2012

Anthony Ogogo

Judged on what Anthony Ogogo has been through just to get on the Great Britain squad he could make a name for himself in London.

Anthony suffered a huge setback in the first qualifying event last year, picking up a shoulder injury in his first fight that subsequently required surgery.

It meant a race against time to be fit and in form for the final qualifier in Turkey in April, where only the finalists would be assured of Olympic selection.

Fascinating Facts

  • Anthony is a part-time model and has appeared naked in a shoot for Attitude magazine.
  • He attended the same high school in Lowestoft as pop group The Darkness

After a scare in the last eight of the competition the 23-year-old middleweight made it into the final and onto the team.

An earlier shoulder problem had kept him out of the ring for a year and it was only in 2010 that he was called up for a three-month trial by newly installed British boxing coach Rob McCracken.

He took silver at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi the following year before the injury jinx struck again...but he's back and it the medal hunt again

Anthony Ogogo

  • DOB: 24/11/1988
  • Event: Boxing (middleweight)
  • Residence: Lowestoft