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Ogogo targets Golovkin on his way to world domination

Anthony Ogogo. Photo © REUTERS Anthony Ogogo. Photo © REUTERS

British boxer Anthony Ogogo has marked the WBA Super, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin as his long-term target, Tengrinews reports citing Sky Sports.

Ogogo is currently recovering from multiple surgeries.

“I’ve had really destabilizing injuries for the last four or five years now. I had an operation in September, which didn’t work. If anything, it exacerbated the injury. I had to go back in surgery in January and had a big clear out of both Achilles, both sides and I’m back doing the rehab, working really hard, ” the boxer said.

Ogogo hopes to get back in the ring soon. “Hopefully that will be the summer, that's the plan,” he added.

In the long term, Ogogo who targets world domination wants to face Gennady Golovkin. “Long-term he’s on my radar, yes definetly. How can he not be? He’s beaten a Brit in Martin Murray and Matthew Macklin, another Brit, so I’m watching those fights thinking I want to get one back over on him and get over the Kazakhs,” Ogogo said.

For the 25 y.o. Ogogo, long term means somewhere around two or three years.

Meanwhile, Golovkin is training in California to fight an American southpaw boxer Willie Monroe Jr on May 16. Over 5000 tickets out of 13 000 have already been sold for the Golovkin-Monroe fight at the Forum.

By Gyuzel Kamalova