OGOGO'S TRIBUTE TO MUM.
Byline: Gerry Cox
BRITISH boxer Anthony Ogogo dedicated his victory yesterday to his seriously ill mum Teresa - and said winning Olympic gold Olympic Gold is the official video game of the XXV Olympic Summer Games, hosted by Barcelona, Spain in 1992. It was released for the Sega consoles, Mega Drive/Genesis and Master System, and Sega's handheld, Game Gear. would be nothing compared to her battle.
The Lowestoft-born middleweight cruised past Junior Castilla, of the Domincan Republic, and immediately dashed to check on his mum, who is in a Norfolk hospital recovering from a brain haemorrhage.
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Straight after seeing off Castilla by a 13-6 margin at the ExCel Arena, Ogogo said: "My eldest ELDEST. He or she who has the greatest age.
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"Mum had a brain haemorrhage six weeks ago, and she's still recovering and doing amazingly well. She's been in the critical care unit for a good month.
"I don't think she'll have seen the fight but she will have been kept up to date.
"Hopefully, I've given her a boost and it will help in her recovery."
He won all three rounds to qualify for the last 16 comfortably. "That was for Mum," added Ogogo, roared on by a partisan Partisan may refer to: Political matters
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Inspiration "Winning the Olympics would be nothing in comparison to what Mum's been going through. I'm really proud of her. She's given me the strength to get in the ring and the inspiration to do well."
Ogogo had shoulder surgery earlier this year, and then had to be persuaded by his sisters to keep his Olympic dream alive when his mother was taken ill. "There was a stage where I didn't think I was going to be boxing at the Olympic Games Olympic games, premier athletic meeting of ancient Greece, and, in modern times, series of international sports contests. The Olympics of Ancient Greece
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"But my sisters kind of ordered me back to training with the squad and the team have been really good with me to - they've given me time off to go and see certain members of my family."
Now Ogogo faces world No.1 Ievgen Khytrov, of Ukraine and accepts: "It will be really hard, he's world champion. But with that crowd and my coaches, the team I've got, I feel I can rise to the occasion.
"The draw's not been kind, but I believe I can beat him. I wouldn't be here if I didn't."
Irish bantamweight John Joe Nevin thrashed Dennis Ceylan, of Denmark, to reach the last 16. Nevin, from a travelling family, was cheered on by hundreds of fans and said he was confident he could win gold.
PROUD AS PUNCH: Anthony Ogogo