Calm Ogogo clinches last 16 place

28 July 2012 / 16:31

Anthony Ogogo got Great Britain off to a successful start in the Olympic boxing tournament at ExCel with a convincing 13-6 win over Junior Castillo of the Dominican Republic.

After a cagey start, Ogogo pulled away in the final two rounds for a victory which takes him into a last 16 bout against reigning world champion Evgen Khytrov of Ukraine on Thursday afternoon.

Ogogo, whose build-up has been disrupted by his mother's serious illness, was roared into the ring by the capacity 6,000 crowd and visibly relaxed as the bout went on.