August 1 2014 Latest news:
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo was victorious in his first fight in Las Vegas last night – beating Jonel Tapia in a third round stoppage.
The Olympic bronze medalist took less than nine minutes to see off his challenger on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s clash with Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand.
Ogogo has now won his first six fights since turning professional.
The 25-year-old never looked in trouble against the New Yorker and stepped up a gear in the third, landing a heavy right hand before following up with a barrage on the ropes before the referee called an end to the bout.
He tweeted after the fight: “Winner! 3rd round TKO!!! What an unbelievable experience. Thank you for all your amazing support. Onwards we March. #OArmy”
The fight was only Ogogo’s sixth as a professional after deciding not to fight on the undercard of Mayweather’s bout against Saul Alvarez in Vegas last September because of an Achilles problem.
He beat Greg O’Neill, 60-54 on points, in Glasgow on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ unsuccessful WBO World Lightweight defence against US rising star Terence Crawford in March.
Ogogo has been sparring with IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch as he looks to make his mark on the big stage.