In a contest which left him technically blind, Anthony Ogogo is facing adversity in the eye (excuse the pun).
The 28-Year Old Middleweight retired in his corner after suffering from blurred vision in his first career loss to Craig Cummings.
Ogogo was forced to undergo two surgeries on his left eye following the fight but it hasn’t stopped his intentions on getting his career back on track.
“I was told that by having my eye operated on that I could make it even worse,” Ogogo told the East Anglian Daily Times.
“I went to go and see 10 different eye experts to get to the bottom of the problem. It was such a bad eye injury, I was actually technically blind – I wasn’t allowed to drive – they took my licence away.”
Despite the issues, Ogogo has never swayed in his thoughts of doing something other than boxing, Cunningham firmly fixed in his crosshairs
“I know that I could have a happy life outside of boxing, doing some television presenting or some punditry,” he said.
“That’s not the life I want though – I want that hard living. I want to go back to Cunningham’s backyard and bash him up in front of his own fans – the same ones that were booing me and calling me names.
“Whether you like me or loathe me, you’ve got to respect me and what I’ve been through. I know I can get to the top.”