Anthony Ogogo could box in 2017 after recovering from injury, says Nisse Sauerland
By Richard Damerell & James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 17/01/17 12:23pm
Anthony Ogogo is recovering from the fractured eye socket sustained in his last fight and could return this year, his promoter Nisse Sauerland confirmed.
The Olympic bronze medallist suffered a shock first professional defeat to Craig Cunningham last October when his corner retired him fearing a serious injury that was later confirmed as a fractured orbital bone.
“I believe everything is progressing well,” Sauerland exclusively told Sky Sports. “He’s with a specialist on Harley Street, he couldn’t be in better hands.
There’s often excuses made for fighters but I think it was obvious to all to see what was wrong for Anthony. He simply couldn’t see some of the shots coming.
“Obviously, it was a devastating loss made worse by the injury. We’re hopeful to see him back in the ring in 2017.
“There’s often excuses made for fighters but I think it was obvious for all to see what was wrong for Anthony. He simply couldn’t see some of the shots coming.”
Ogogo, who came to the fore during the London 2012 Games, had previously strung together an 11-0 record despite a pro career blighted by Achilles and shoulder injuries.
Against Cunningham three months ago, he was floored in the second round and was withdrawn in the eighth by his corner.