Anthony Ogogo isn't done with boxing yet, having more eye surgery... Has now retired.

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His choice of course.

But eyesight is not something to be messing with and his eye socket looks badly damaged not a risk worth taking and even boxers with less serious eye conditions in the past like David Reid doesn't generally have a fairy tale end.

Many fighters have fought with poor eyesight guys like Julian Jackson who openly admitted to having a detached retina and was little known was also short sighted.
 

thegee

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Anthony Ogogo is a nice guy , but after all the injuries he has suffered I wish he would retire. Regards Mervyn The Gee
 
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You have to be pretty heartless to not be rooting for him to, somehow, get into a position to be healthy to fight again. I'm sure he Tweeted before that he has spent more on surgeries to try and fix his eye than what he earned in his pro career.

But as @Makingweight says, it's not something to be advised -- especially given the state his eye is still in. If he can't box again, the worry is how much it affects his mental state. Hopefully he can find some other vocation.
 
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Even if he comes back i actually don't think he has the capability to do a lot being brutally honest. I guess it must be very hard to let go of something you love but really he should think about the next 50 years. even if he gets a few years out of a boxing career if something goes wrong with his sight will it really be worth it. That said good luck to him i hope whatever happens things works out for him.
 
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His choice of course.

But eyesight is not something to be messing with and his eye socket looks badly damaged not a risk worth taking and even boxers with less serious eye conditions in the past like David Reid doesn't generally have a fairy tale end.

Many fighters have fought with poor eyesight guys like Julian Jackson who openly admitted to having a detached retina and was little known was also short sighted.
Bang on mate. I watched him on the Island and you can tell theres permanent damage. I just wish somebody would give him a job within boxing but not as a fighter. He was pretty good on that Boxnation show and surely he could be a trainer?? Worse boxers have done so, and he looks to have plenty of good qualities. As others have said he's not going to make a proper show of it.
 
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Bang on mate. I watched him on the Island and you can tell theres permanent damage. I just wish somebody would give him a job within boxing but not as a fighter. He was pretty good on that Boxnation show and surely he could be a trainer?? Worse boxers have done so, and he looks to have plenty of good qualities. As others have said he's not going to make a proper show of it.
Firstly good to see you back posting hope all is well with you.

Yes punditry and training are good suggestions and if he could come back realistically at what level,guys with eye problems top end either have to have outrageous skills like SR Leonard did or as mentioned before a punch like a mule such as Julian Jackson or Frank Bruno who had surgery to save his pro career before it had started.

Sadly he has neither for what risk against what reward,his call :sad5
 
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ant-man

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I like Ogogo and hope things work out for him but there is no fairytale ending to this one. Sadly his biggest challenge isn't getting back in the ring but letting go of boxing.
 
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Sounds a doc is just willing to take Ogogo's money, Really hope Ogogo ends up fixed, but he's now had 4 operations, like fuck one operation is going to make him fit to get approved by the board.

Anyone remember Spike o Sullivan mocking Ogogo immediately after the Cunningham fight?
 
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Craig Cunningham boxed his head off to be honest.
Which is exactly why he should call it a day. Injury or not he had a relitivey low ceiling anyway imo, considering he sees himself as a future world champion. If he comes back fit and healthy then fair play to him but I can't see it. A one eyed ogogo doesn't even win a British title, a two eyed one would struggle, so would it all be worth it?

He's made a modest TV career for himself so far so should stick to that route.
 
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Echo everything been said on this thread. Seriously needs to retire u only get 1 pair of eyes cherish them. Ill put it into context if it was surgery to fix his eye so can lead a normal life I think myself and everyone would be wishing him the best and be hoping it was a success. To have a operation on a already damaged eye to allow him to fight and which would further damage his eye his brain and overall health gives me concern.

The BBBC really should be stepping and telling Ant there is no way back. I get the passion he thinks he gss unfinished business but the style he fights no power its a worry.

Its a real strange one he is a very likeable guy knows the sport. Comes across well on the camera his age is a plus point u woild think Sky, BT World Boxing Super Series would be offering him gigs
 
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Always had a soft spot for the guy as he comes across as a genuine lad who just wanted to live out his dreams of being a world champion, somewhat naively at times.

But, I echo the thoughts in this thread. Whatever the surgeons do will always be undermined by the fact some big lump will then go and punch his eye in for 12 rounds.

A shame, but he's got an engaging personality, a decent profile and an Olympic bronze medal. There are worse positions to cut your losses from.
 
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“He said ‘look this is as good as it’s going to get’. But I still couldn’t spar. I just said to him ‘I’ve got no career you have to do it again’.

“Against his better judgment he did it again and did a fantastic job but still it wasn’t good enough.

“I begged and pleaded for him to do it one more time and he did it. Again he made it better, there were some other complications that came about, but he made it better.

“I tried sparring a couple of months ago and I just couldn’t do it. I found another world leading expert over in Boston that will do it under one condition.

“He’s going to do this particular thing to try and salvage my boxing career, which I’ve worked tirelessly for since I was 12 years old and the only thing that I’ve ever wanted to do.
 

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I’m gutted for him. I’ve constantly read negative things about him from boxing fans since he turned pro but I don’t really know why? My only thought is it’s because he got a gift to get a medal in the Olympics but Joshua did as well and that doesn’t seem to bother anyone.

The other comment seems to be that he was going nowhere as he lost to Cunningham but he clearly had issues with his eye in that fight so it’s not a fair reflection on his ability.

Hope whatever happens he manages to sort whatever debts he’s racked up for these op’s