Anthony Ogogo Wants To Be The First Black AEW Champion

Hamish Woodward

In a recent interview with Metro to promote his upcoming appearance on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Olympian Anthony Ogogo has set his sights on winning the AEW World Championship.

The English former boxer was one of the first trainees to sign for AEW in 2019, joining the company in its first year and learning to wrestle in “The Nightmare Factory”.

He was forced to retire from boxing due to eye injuries, but turned to pro-wrestling with the hope of making himself a big star in the United States.

Speaking with Metro, Anthony Ogogo revealed his plans after going on the Channel 4 show, claiming he wants to build his brand en route to becoming the first black, and first British, AEW World Champion.

“I’m doing different things to build my brand so when I do get the phone call to come back, I’m going back bigger, better, the prestige behind me. All you can do is control things you can control, and I’m doing what I can do.”

“I wanna be world champion, I wanna be the first British world champion, the first Black world champion, this and that. I’m gonna leave my mark. I chose wrestling because it ticks other boxes.”

The AEW World Championship is currently held by MJF, although Ogogo is nowhere near challenging the young star for the title.

Anthony Ogogo appeared on AEW TV for the first time in over a year in August, when he joined Paul Wight and Grado in a shock appearance at Wembley Stadium, attacking Jeff Jarrett and his crew during the historic All In London show.

He debuted in the ring back in 2021, when a poorly thought out feud with Cody Rhodes soured the crowd to both men in the match.

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