Collins believes that Stephen Ormond can still win a World title

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Trainer Paschal Collins feels that Stephen Ormond [21(11)-3(1)] has the capacity to bounce back from his recent loss an win a World title.

The Clondalkin 33 year old fell to a shock stoppage defeat to Zoltan Szabo in Scotland but Collins feels that the loss was more due to a perfect shot than a greater failing.

Therefore, ‘The Rock’ has returned to training and has already secured a comeback date on November 5th in Belfast at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, with Collins outlining to Irish-Boxing.com that “the plan now would be to get a win on November 5th, get a rematch [with Szabo] maybe for a title, and hopefully then push on for a World title shot.”

The Celtic Warrior gym boss believes that Ormond can still win World honours at light welterweight following disappointments against Terry Flanagan and Alejandro Luna in World title eliminators over the past two years.

Collins told fans and critics alike, “don’t write Stephen Ormond off.”

“Anyone that knows Stephen knows he has it all to come back. If anyone deserves a World title shot it is him. He has overcome obstacle after obstacle in his career and dealt with more frustrations out of the ring than most. He will come back and will fight for a World title.”

“The people that battle to overcome are the people that have it in them to win World titles.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie