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Stephen Ormond

New Beginning – Stephen Ormond

The line-up for “New Beginning” on the 4th July has been altered slightly with the withdrawal of Brendan Fitzpatrick, however this gap has been quickly filled by fellow Dubliner Stephen Ormond. Ormond (17:2:0) will be on the bill headlined by Jamie Conlan, and he will be looking to get back in the running for a world title shot. Continue reading

Ormond Disqualified For Head Use, Flanagan Wins WBO European Title

Manchester star Terry Flanagan earned his shot at the WBO World Lightweight title with a victory over Stephen Ormond tonight at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, after the Irishman was sensationally disqualified in the tenth round for excessive use of the head.

It was a thrilling and absorbing encounter between the rival 135-pounders from the opening bell with plenty of hard shots coming in from both men. Flanagan, coming into the fight as the undefeated British Champion, showed the sharper skills, while Ormond, the defending WBO European Champion, preferred to trade and try to land the harder shots. Continue reading

Ormond Aims To Join Irish Greats

Irish lightweight ace Stephen Ormond says he’ll be the next fighter from the Emerald Isle to bring back a world title after he defeats Terry Flanagan on Saturday 14th February at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Dubliner Ormond defends his WBO European title against undefeated Manchester star Flanagan with the fight also an eliminator for the WBO World title currently held by American Terrance Crawford, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Continue reading

Stephen Ormond vs Terry Flanagan on Feb 14

Premier lightweights Stephen Ormond and Terry Flanagan say there will be no love lost when they clash at the historic Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday 14th February.

Irishman Ormond defends his WBO European title against Manchester’s Flanagan with the fight also sanctioned as an Eliminator for the WBO World Title on St Valentines Day. Continue reading

‘Nerves of Steel'; Warren and Hobson Join Forces

Sheffield is set for a big night of boxing on December 13 when Fight Night Events bring a triple title fight show to the Hillsborough Leisure Centre.

“Dennis and I will be working on four shows together between now and July, with all of them televised live on Box Nation,” explained Warren. “We’ve worked together well in the past and I’m really excited to be teaming up together again. And this Sheffield show is shaping up to be a great night from the headliner, all the way down through the rest of the card.” Continue reading

Stephen Ormond secures hometown rematch against sole defeater Appleby

STEPHEN Ormond will attempt to right the only wrong on his professional record and bring big time boxing back to Dublin when he trades leather with Paul Appleby in July.

The WBO European lightweight champion fell victim to what his team refer to as ‘the rotten’ Appleby decision’ when he controversially lost to the former British featherweight champion in Glasgow in March of 2012. Continue reading

Dunne backs Ormond to bring big time boxing back to Dublin

STEPHEN Ormond is set to become the new boxing darling of Dublin according to the last fight favourite of the capital Bernard Dunne.

The former WBA super bantamweight champion of the world was ringside as Ormond laid down a lightweight marker stopping Karim El Ouazghari in style on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s impressive World title eliminator victory on April 4. Continue reading

Weigh-In Results from Liverpool

Weights from today official weigh-in held at the Liverpool Hilton Hotel for tomorrow night’s show at the Liverpool Echo Arena:

Stephen Ormond (9st 8lbs) v Derry Mathews (9st 8lbs)

Liam Smith (11st) v Mark Thompson (10st 12lbs 8oz)

Paul Butler (8st 2lbs) v Ruben Montoya (8st 2lbs)

Remaining tickets are available from the Liverpool Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400 or online at – Watch the whole Echo Arena show live and exclusive on BoxNation, The Channel of Champions from 7pm on Saturday evening (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546). Join at

Collins: ‘It’s My Belief That Stephen Ormond Will Ruin Derry Mathews As A Fighter!’

Given his 30th birthday is already a matter of history, Dublin featherweight Stephen Ormond knows he needs to gamble on a few short cuts if he is to fulfill his world title ambitions.

A former three time All-Ireland champion and seasoned international in the amateur code, the high-energy pressure fighter has racked up 15 wins in 16 starts since belatedly moving to the profession, aged 25, back in October 2008, with the WBO European belt to show for his endeavors. Continue reading