Suffolk boxer Anthony Ogogo has won his first ever professional fight
Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo, who won a bronze medal at London 2012, has announced he is turning professional.
The Royal Mail is to repaint a postbox red despite a Facebook campaign to keep it bronze in honour of one of our Olympians.
Olympic boxing bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo from Lowestoft has signed his first professional contract. Middleweight Ogogo was announced as the newest recruit by Golden Boy Promotions, and the Briton is poised for his first paid fights in the new year.
Ogogo insisted now is an ideal time to leave the amateur ranks, having experienced podium success at London 2012.
He said: "I can't wait to get started. 2012 has been without doubt one of the greatest years of my life.
"Following the Olympics I've been looking to the future and considering a number of options, and feel that the time is now right to turn professional with Golden Boy."
A date and venue for Ogogo's first fight has yet to be announced.
More than 2,000 people have joined a Facebook campaign to keep the bronze paint on a post box in Lowestoft, in honour of local boxer Anthony Ogogo.
The middleweight was welcomed back to the town this week after winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics.
But the Royal Mail says it's only honouring gold medallists, and the unofficial tribute will soon be repainted red.
Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo said he was completely overwhelmed by the welcome he received on his return to Lowestoft.
Malcolm Robertson grabbed a quick word with the Olympian.
Bronze medal winning boxer Anthony Ogogo has been talking to ITV Anglia about his sport, his journey to the Olympics, and the support back home in Lowestoft.
Suffolk boxer Anthony Ogogo is targeting a gold medal at London 2012.
The middleweight became the seventh British boxer to qualify for the Olympics by reaching the final of the European qualifying event in Turkey.