Anthony Ogogo after undergoing seven different eye operations in the span of 2.5 years had officially announced his plan to retire from professional boxing.
The 30 years old boxer in a statement said, “Being a professional means to gracefully accept your condition and end the career. Still calling an end to your dreams that are still to be fulfilled is certainly hard. Sadly for me, after the 7 eye operations in 2.5 years, I am physically forced to admit that this is too much of damage for my body and for my safe return to boxing ring once more. With a heavy heart, I plan to retire from boxing with many of my dreams still unfulfilled.”
Ogogo last fought back in October of 2016 when he suffered first loss of his professional career after winning 11 straight fights.
This defeat was at hands of Craig Cunningham. Ogogo’s trainer named Tony Sims pulled him out of this fight after Ogogo’s vision was blurred. Alter in the fight it was confirmed that Ogogo’s eye socket had suffered a fracture.
Ogogo at the time was determinant to return to the ring but still could not make it happen.
He said, “Today is the day of the end for my boxing journey. It has been one hell of a ride. Starting from walking into the boxing gym being a skinny gap-toothed 12 years old kid and traveling the whole world to meet some really remarkable people. I am only grateful that I have been able to do what I have loved to do for more than 18 years.”