28th July 2012
Anthony Ogogo was able to put personal problem’s aside today to get Great Britain’s boxing team off to a good start with a convincing 13-6 win over Junior Castillo of the Dominican Republic, roared on by a 6000 capacity crowd.
Ogogo, 23, made a cagey start to his opening contest at ExCel Arena before pulling away in the final two rounds. It wasn’t vintage Ogogo, but under the circumstances he managed to pull away and claim a moral boosting start to the games.
“I was a bit tense in the opening round but eventually I settled down, got into my rhythm and I’m glad I got the win.
“My eldest sister Leanne went into labour so I’ll phone her and hope I have a little nephew or niece. She’s just down the corridor from my Mum. It has been a really good day for the family. I’ve kept my focus. It makes me want it even more. My world has been incentivised by what’s gone on, I’m working hard, and hopefully I will get what I feel like I deserve.”