Ahead of his pay-per-view debut at AEW Double or Nothing, in an interview with Nick Hausman of Wrestling Inc., Ogogo reflected on his boxing career and the heights he has reached with several notable sponsorship deals.
“I was the first boxer in the world to sign a long-term deal with Nike,” Ogogo said. “That’s how notorious I was in the UK, around the world. I signed with Subway for five years. I had top brands sponsoring me.
But that importance hasn’t met Ogogo’s desires, so in many ways he’s starting over with a clean slate as a wrestler with AEW.
“What did I get out of my boxing career? I am blind in my left eye, ”Ogogo said. “I didn’t achieve the things I wanted to achieve. I get a bonus career, I didn’t think I was ever going to be a wrestler. I thought I was going to be a boxer. It’s a bonus for me.
Finally, Ogogo explained why, although WWE offered him more money, he chose AEW. He highlighted how AEW takes care of its wrestlers as a deciding factor.
« [WWE] offered me more money than AEW, ”Ogogo said. “I didn’t join them because I believe in Tony Khan’s vision. I believe in Cody Rhodes’ vision. I believe in AEW’s vision. I love being part of AEW. I love the way the team gives themselves about their wrestlers. They care about people rather than about money.
“In the other place, they seem to care about money and people first, if at all. We care about people first because they know that a happy workplace creates good things. So I’m very proud to be in AEW.
The full interview is available here and in the video below:
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