Constantino Parente: Has Anthony Ogogo retired from boxing, when did he suffer his eye injury and when was his last fight?

ANTHONY OGOGO made his name in boxing when he picked up a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

But following a lengthy stint outside of the ring, the 29-year-old is set for a new challenge after appearing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.

Anthony Ogogo won a Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic games
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Has he retired?

Ogogo is semi-retired.

The British star is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, but he has not stepped in the ring since he lost his unbeaten record in 2016.

During his boxing career, he recorded 11 wins and one defeat in the middleweight division.

He is now set to appear on British reality TV show Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.


When did he suffer his eye injury?

Ogogo had to undergo two eye operations after he lost to Craig Cunningham in 2016.

His team threw in the towel after it was clear that he was suffering with blurred vision during the eighth-round stoppage loss.

It was later revealed that he had fractured his left eye socket in seven places.

And the 28-year-old revealed he was declared “technically blind” and lost his driving licence as a result of the injury.

Ogogo’s career has been plagued by injuries, including a problem with his Achilles and a dislocated shoulder.

Trainer Tony Sims pulled him out of the fight after he fractured his eye socket
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When did he last fight?

He has not stepped back in the ring for a professional bout since his defeat to Cunningham.

The English ace has always claimed that he wants to bounce back after the horror injury.

Anthony's latest challenge sees him fighting for survival on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls
Anthony’s latest challenge sees him fighting for survival on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls
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What is Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and when is it on?

The third series of Celebrity Island continues tonight, September 16th at 9pm on Channel 4.

The show sees a bunch of celebs marooned on a remote island and left to fend for themselves.

The stars film their day-to-day life while taking part, and their medical needs are seen to by Dr Sara Kayat.

Bear Grylls gives them survival tips and keeps an eye on how the celebrities are faring.

It is all in aid of Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer campaign and features celebrities such as Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, Towie’s Pete Wicks, and former Strictly star Jo Wood.

 

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