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This Sunday, PROGRESS Wrestling will go BEAST MODE when globally recognised former professional footballer, Adebayo Akinfenwa, will accompany Anthony Ogogo to the ring for his highly anticipated match against Mailk at PROGRESS Chapter 145 - Wrestling Witch Face - Trick or Treat at Camden's Electric Ballroom, 3.30pm start. Speaking to the Daily Mail ahead of his first appearance at PROGRESS Wrestling, Akinfenwa said: "'I was always asked when I was coming to retirement what I was looking to do and the response was always new experiences', he said. 'I was lucky enough to do the thing I love for 22 years but it was a profession. When you retire, it's just freedom and experiences.

'It's always been in the background because of my love for wrestling. I've known Anthony Ogogo for a while. We came across each other when he was a boxer and stayed in contact and the wrestling thing never went away.

'He unfortunately couldn't box anymore and he found that love with wrestling and he hit me up and said: "Listen, you want to try a few bits?"

'When you find something that you enjoy it makes it a little bit easier. But then the mindset is to try new things and if it lands, it lands. I enjoy it, I've enjoyed the workouts, I enjoy that it's intense."

'Bayo' continued by saying: "“Anthony told me he needed a bit of back up for his up and coming PROGRESS fight and it sounded a bit like an ‘Avengers Assemble’ call.

“I’ll be in his corner down in Camden and Malik and Kosta had better behave – the Beast will be in the house.”

Tickets for Chapter 145: Halloween Witch Face – Trick Or Treat are available here:

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