Ogogo signs professional terms
Olympic boxing bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo has signed his first professional contract.
Middleweight Ogogo was announced as the newest recruit by Golden Boy Promotions, and the Briton is poised for his first paid fights in the new year.
Ogogo insisted now is an ideal time to leave the amateur ranks, having experienced podium success at London 2012.
He said: "I can't wait to get started. 2012 has been without doubt one of the greatest years of my life.
"To represent my country at a home Games was an incredible experience and the bronze medal I won will always be close to my heart.
"Following the Olympics I've been looking to the future and considering a number of options, and feel that the time is now right to turn professional with Golden Boy."
A date and venue for Ogogo's first fight has yet to be announced, but Golden Boy chief executive Richard Schaefer has backed the 24-year-old Lowestoft fighter to be an international success.
Schaefer said: "Anthony Ogogo has everything you look for in a boxer.
"He can fight, he has style and charisma and he has amazing crossover potential. I have no doubt that Anthony has the skills in the ring and the personality outside of it to make him a global boxing star."