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Anthony Ogogo comeback opponent announced

Unbeaten British middleweight boxer Anthony Ogogo will face Ruslan Schelev in Halle this coming weekend - his first fight in a year.

British middleweight Anthony Ogogo will meet the Ukraine's Ruslan Schelev on his return to the ring, it has been announced.

The unbeaten 26-year-old, who claimed bronze for Team GB at London 2012, will fight for the first time in a year following two operations.

Ogogo required the surgery to rectify an Achilles problem, but he is now set to fight Schelev at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle next Saturday.

"I wanted the very best opponent available for my return," he is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "I didn't want an easy opponent. I wanted someone who would really test me. He's a quality fighter.

"He can switch stance. He's strong and he can punch. It's going to make for a great fight for the fans."

Ogogo has won all seven of his professional bouts since turning professional in 2013.


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