2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo, who retired earlier this year due to persistent eye issues and accumulating injuries, has made the leap from sports to sports entertainment,
Welcome to the team... @AnthonyOgogo is #AllElite pic.twitter.com/SE1agpq1jC— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) October 26, 2019
He’s already had a taste of in-ring action, and will theoretically make his for-real debut this coming Wednesday.
Anthony Ogogo lays out MJF at SouthSide Wrestling— Straight Edge Wrestling (@SEW_Podcast) October 26, 2019
Says he’ll see him Wednesday at #AEW pic.twitter.com/4A9k29xBPK
Boxing and professional wrestling have a long and storied relationship, most recently highlighted by Tyson Fury’s upcoming battle with Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia. Can’t say I recall a notable boxer making a full-time transition to the other ring, though, at least among noteworthy promotions.
I have zero ideas about Ogogo’s (11-1, 7 KO) gimmick, technical ability, or wrestling style beyond “guy what punches real good,” but I genuinely support his efforts. His pro career, which ended in March after a shock knockout loss to never got off the ground due to injuries, and I’m glad he’s getting the opportunity to do something else he enjoys. He seems to have a passion for it, so hopefully all of his limbs and sensory organs stay intact this time.