Ogogo one win away from Olympic place

Ogogo beat Georgian Jaba Khositashvili on countback Credit: ITV Anglia

Suffolk boxer Anthony Ogogo is just one win away from guaranteeing his place at this summer's Olympics in London, after a gruelling points win in Turkey on Thursday 19th April.

The 23-year-old from Lowestoft defeated Georgian Jaba Khositashvili on countback after the pair drew 14-14. He now faces Belarus' Vitali Bandarenka in the semi-finals on Friday, knowing a win would seal his Olympic place.

Ogogo trailed his opponent 4-3 after the first round and endured a nightmare second round falling six points behind his opponent.

The Triple-A boxer called upon all his reserves to haul in Khositashvili in the final round to pull it level at the bell.

Ogogo's coach, John Cremin, said:

"The Georgian was as tough as anything, proper hard as nails, so Anthony did fantastically. To pull it back from 12-6 down was amazing. "I'm over the moon for him and he's in the semi-final now. It will be another tough bout with the Belarussian."