LONDON 2012: It's medal or nothing for Team GB middleweight Ogogo
ANTHONY Ogogo insists it's a medal or nothing as he prepares to start his campaign in the Olympic boxing middleweight division.
CONFIDENT: Anthony Ogogo celebrates his semi-final win at the Commonwealth Games. He won middleweight silver in Delhi and wants a gold upgrade at London 2012 (Reuters)
Ogogo won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and claims he will only be satisfied with a gold medal upgrade this time around.
The 23-year old former Big Brother contestant failed to book his place at the Games at last year's World Championships as he battled a shoulder injury but showed a return to form with a silver medal in the final qualifying event in Turkey three months ago.
"My expectations are just to perform and if I can do that, there’s no reason why I can’t become Olympic champion," he said.
FIVE TO WATCH
Roberto Cammarelle (ITA) - the Beijing 2008 super heavyweight gold medallist aims to repeat his success to add to his two world amateur championship successes.
Katie Taylor (IRL) - Ireland's top female boxer has won four world amateur lightweight championships and five European gold medals. She also plays international football for Ireland.
Thomas STALKER (GBR) - The host nation are captained by Stalker, who is ranked No.1 in the world in the light welterweight division.
John Joe Nevin (IRL) - Ireland's only Olympic boxing gold came when Michael Carruth won the welterweight competition at Barcelona 1992. Bantamweight Nevin may be their best chance among the Irish men to end a 20-year wait.
Savannah Marshall (GBR) - the 21-year-old won Britain's first women's boxing world title in China in June, defeating Elena Vystropova to claim middleweight gold.
"The support staff all believe I can win that gold medal, so I’m getting in the ring with confidence from their belief in me and will take each fight as it comes.
"I want to win a gold medal obviously and at the very least, I want to win a medal – I’ll be devastated if I leave without getting on the podium.
"Although if I won the bronze I think I'd still be pretty gutted that it wasn't the gold. In 50 years time I might look back and be proud of just being part of the team but right know I just really want a medal."