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Agogo? o-no-no Lowestoft mayor admits to a spelling blunder

PUBLISHED: 17:05 23 August 2012

Parade for Boxing  Olympic Bronze medal winner Anthony Ogogo in Lowestoft Town centre. Town Mayor, Nick Webb with Anthony Ogogo

Parade for Boxing Olympic Bronze medal winner Anthony Ogogo in Lowestoft Town centre. Town Mayor, Nick Webb with Anthony Ogogo

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The mayor of Lowestoft has admitted a sporting spelling blunder after he presented a coat of arms to Lowestoft Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo which got his name wrong.

Eagle-eyed readers of the EDP may have seen in yesterday’s paper that Nick Webb handed over a coat of arms to the 23-year-old middleweight at his home town parade on Tuesday afternoon which mistakenly called him Anthony Agogo.

Yesterday Mr Webb held his hands up to the mistake and said a new coat of arms had been ordered which would be presented to Mr Ogogo.

The mayor said: “It was just an error. I have no idea how it happened. Anthony was aware of it and we had laugh and joke about it afterwards.

“It has been rectified.”

It is claimed that up to 3,500 people gathered in Lowestoft town centre on Tuesday to see the Olympic boxing star show off his bronze medal – before he was handed his rather unusual coat of arms.

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