Murphys Boxing Inks Stephen “The Rock” Ormond

Murphys Boxing is please to announce that we have signed a promotional contract with Lightweight Stephen “The Rock” Ormond. Stephen (18-2 9KO’s) who hails from Dublin, Ireland is the type of all action, come forward fighter that instantly makes fans of anyone watching him. Much like his training partner Spike O’Sullivan, Ormond is a relentless fighter who is use to being in tough fights. In his last fight Ormond, the former WBO European Lightweight Champion knocked out Jacek Wylezol in the 2nd round of their July bout at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

In February of this year, Ormond faced off against WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan. In a close, hotly contested fight that many observers had Ormond winning going into the 10th round, he was disqualified by the referee for persistent use of his head. Many at ringside were shocked at the DQ, especially with the excessive holding by Flanagan. Instead of letting the disqualification, which robbed him of his biggest win to date, get him down, Ormond had it serve as additional motivation, and for everyone in the boxing community, showed that the seven year professional, is a fighter to watch, one that most deservedly belongs in the ring with the top fighters of the Lightweight division. With this signing, Murphys Boxing looks to help propel Ormond to a Lightweight Championship of the world.

“Stephen is the type of fighter that boxing fans love to watch. He keeps coming at you all night long, his fights are always action packed”, said Ken Casey of Murphys Boxing. “He is one of the top Lightweights in the division and was on his way to beating Terry Flanagan. We’ll look to get Ormond that rematch, and if not, we’ll match him with the other top guys in the division. We’re excited about signing such a top talent, he will fit right in with the raucous Murphys Boxing crowd” added Casey.

For their part, both Ormond and his Trainer Packie Collins are looking forward to Ormond becoming a world champion under the Murphys Boxing banner. “I am so happy that I have done a deal with Ken Casey and Murphys Boxing. My trainer Packie holds him in such high regard and it is evident he is a man of his word, with the time and money Murphys Boxing has put into getting Spike back into the world rankings. I feel this is the right move and all I want is the big fights and opportunities to show the American public I am the real deal”, said Steve Ormond. “At this moment I am in full training and hoping to get a date soon, so I can show the World I deserve to be at the top. Look out Boston here I come!”, continued Ormond.

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Famed Dublin trainer Packie Collins, who trains Ormond and is the brother of former WBO Super Middleweight Champion and Boston fan favorite Stevie Collins, had this to add about the signing. “I am delighted to finally secure Steve Ormond a deal with Murphys Boxing that will see him continue his dream of becoming a World Champion alongside his gym mates Spike O’Sullivan and Niall Kennedy. It is the best move for Steve as I believe Murphys Boxing and Ken Casey will get him the fights he deserves and I know Steve’s all action style will win over plenty of new fans in the U.S.”