Andrew Wake | 19.05.13 03:03
Anthony Ogogo showed his growing ability as a pro on his US
debut last night, defeating Puerto Rican veteran Edgar Perez over
The Olympic bronze medallist showed good combinations throughout
and rarely had to take a blow back in return.
Cheered on by Bernard Hopkins, Ogogo opened up a cut close to
Perez's right eye in the second round and continued to target the
wound until the final bell.
On several occasions it looked like the Lowestoft man might be
heading for ...
Andrew Wake | 16.05.13 12:02
SBS' Living Black series examines Damien's life and career.
Andrew Wake | 15.05.13 11:15
Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell will make his pro debut in
his home city of Hull on July 13.
The 25-year-old will face an as yet to be confirmed foe at
Craven Park, home of Rugby League side Hull KR.
The bill will also see Sheffield's Kell Brook engage in a
rematch with Carson Jones and a Commonwealth lightweight title
clash between Derry Mathews and Tommy Coyle
"This is going to be a special night for Hull and a massive
night for British boxing," said promoter Eddie Hear...
Andrew Wake | 10.05.13 12:30
Australian light-heavyweight prospect Damien Hooper needed just
64 seconds to record his second professional win Brisbane on
The Aboriginal puncher began scoring his fast and accurate shots
from the off against Kashif Mumtaz.
Naturally, the Pakistan-born Kiwi retreated to the ropes but
Hooper closed down the space and finished things with heavy shots
to the body.
Previously, Mumtaz had upset world ranked middleweight Les
Sherrington so was expected to give Hoo...
Andrew Wake | 08.05.13 06:36
AUSTRALIAN boxing trainer Gareth Williams believes his charge
Damien Hooper can go onto become one of the country's greatest ever
Hooper, a 2012 Olympian, entered the professional ranks in a
blaze of glory last month, stopping the experienced Garth Murray
inside five rounds.
He returns to the ring this Thursday (May 9) when he faces
Kashif Mumtaz at the Royal International Conference Centre in
And Williams feels the Aboriginal light-heavyweight will put in...
Andrew Wake | 21.04.13 07:25
AUSTRALIAN light-heavyweight Damien Hooper made a seamless
progression into the pro ranks in Brisbane on Saturday.
The Hatton Promotions prospect, a 2012 London Olympian and
2010 Youth Olympics gold medallist, dominated the experienced Garth
Murray from the start, landing sharp jabs followed up by crisp
The fusillade continued into the fifth round, and with
Murray visibly wilting, referee Steve Marshall stepped in to stop
"Damien looked absolutely sens...
Andrew Wake | 17.04.13 11:03
London 2012 Olympian Tom Stalker has been added to Dave
Coldwell's June 7 show at the Liverpool Olympia.
It will be the 28-year-old Scouser's four paid outing
since turning over earlier this year. So far he is 2-0 but will be
looking to add to his ledger when he faces Gyorgy Mizsei Jnr in
Blackpool this weekend.
"June 7was already shaping up to be an important night for
the next generation of Merseyside boxing and that has been further
strengthened by the addition of Tom Stalker...
Andrew Wake | 15.04.13 11:58
AUSTRALIAN Olympian Damien Hooper will make a huge statement
when he has his first professional fight, says his trainer Gareth
The light-heavyweight, who was ranked number three in the world
as an amateur, makes his pro berth against the experienced Garth
Murray at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane
next Saturday night (April 20).
And Williams believes his charge will soon have the world
sitting up and taking notice of his talent.
"Damien, is goin...
Andrew Wake | 26.03.13 08:14
Anthony Ogogo has said he wants to put East Anglia on the boxing
The Olympic bronze medallist will make his professional
debut on the undercard of Amir Khan's UK return next month and he
plans on helping to inspire a resurgence of the sport in Norfolk
"East Anglia is a big area and not a lot really happens
there. Lowestoft is the most easterly point in the UK and to get
anywhere is a pain in the arse," he told the Metro.
"I want to give people a reason to com...
Andrew Wake | 10.03.13 10:55
Born: 5 February 1992
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
2 fights 2 wins 2 KOs
Like his stablemate Cameron Hammond, Damien had a fantastic
career in the amateur ranks before inking a deal with Hatton
The 22-year-old light-heavyweight caught the eye at last
summer's London Olympic Games where he defeated Marcus Browne of
the United States before being edged out by eventual gold medallist
Before that Hooper had won a gold medal at the 2010 Y...