Whilst the eyes of the world will be focused on Las Vegas this weekend for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-showdown, British lightweight star Terry Flanagan has his eyes on the WBO World title clash between Raymondo Beltran and Takahiro Ao.
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.
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.
Tickets for promoter Frank Warren’s ‘Magnificent Seven Fight Again’ show at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 25th October will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 13th August) at midday.
The blockbuster event features some of the best talent in British boxing, including Merseyside stars: Paul Butler, Liam Smith, Derry Mathews, Terry Flanagan and Kevin Satchell, all in big title action, plus Chris Eubank Jnr., and many more.
After a top grade five and a half year pro apprenticeship, boxing fans should finally discover whether Manchester lightweight Terry Flanagan has the tools and fortitude to cut it in major title class next weekend.
The 25 year old southpaw has already bagged Prizefighter and English titles whilst running up a perfect 24 fight slate (eight stoppages).
Terry Flanagan and Martin Gethin will clash for the Vacant British Lightweight Championship at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester on Saturday 26th July.