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Ogogo can set record straight

PUBLISHED: 10:51 16 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:23 05 July 2010

Mark Boggis

Retribution is in sight for talented teenager Anthony Ogogo tonight. Eighteen months ago, the Triple A boxer controversially missed out on becoming the youngest ever winner (aged 17) in lifting the national senior ABA belt.

Retribution is in sight for talented teenager Anthony Ogogo tonight.

Eighteen months ago, the Triple A boxer controversially missed out on becoming the youngest ever winner (aged 17) in lifting the national senior ABA belt.

So for tonight he is "100pc focused" on winning the title and putting almost two years' of hurt behind him.

The Triple A boxer, England international, celebrity Big Brother star, future Commonwealth Games and Olympian will take on White Rose boxer Luke Robinson in the U69kg category at York Hall, London.

He will be backed all the way by around 100 fans - including family, clubmates and friends - from Lowestoft, who will make the capital journey.

And locals can also see the action on BBC interactive tonight, with Ogogo likely to fight in the second half - from around 9pm onwards - with the recorded action shown on BBC 2 on Sunday at 2.30pm.

For the past two weeks, Ogogo has been training three hours a day, has sparred with fighters from Essex and he feels in fine form ahead of the showdown.

"Everything has gone really well, and I'm just concentrating on myself," Ogogo said. "If I go in there and box to my ability I will beat him - he's a game boxer but if I use my sharpness and stick to the plan I will be too fast for him.

"I want the belt - it should've been my title two years ago, so this is retribution - usually you only win trophies, so that's why I want this belt."

Ogogo will also be aiming to clinch the prize for best fighter of the night in front of what is expected to be a capacity crowd.

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