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.
Anthony Ogogo has used Twitter to thank fans for all the support throughout the Olympics.
The Lowestoft boxer @AnthonyOgogo told his followers:
"I can't begin to describe how much the support has meant to me. I'm truly humbled. Each an everyone of one of you should be proud of yourselves."
The Olympic bronze medallist also said #Bronze-SorryItsNotAGold.
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Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment have won the Army’s boxing title for the seventh time in ten years.
They defeated 22 Engineer Regiment 8-1 in the final of the Army Major Units Boxing Championship at Aldershot.
3 PARA has won the competition every time it has entered since 2003. The team was unable to compete in 2006, 2008 or 2011 because of operational commitments in Afghanistan.
The identity of a man who was stabbed to death at a party in Norfolk over the weekend is expected to be released later today. It happened at the home of former world heavyweight boxer Herbie Hide in Bawburgh.
A team of paratroopers from Essex have fought their way to the final of the Army Major Units Boxing Championship for the seventh time in ten years.
The boxers of Colchester-based 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment will fight for the title against 22 Engineer Regiment on 29 March in Aldershot.
The unit has won the competition every time it has entered since 2003