Comeback foe confirmed for Stephen Ormond

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Stephen Ormond [21(11)-3(1)] looks to get back to winning ways on Saturday night in Belfast.

The Clondalkin light welter was sensationally stopped by the unheralded Zoltan Szabo last month in Scotland and is aiming to quickly get back on the horse just five weeks later at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

Ormond’s comeback foe will be Czechian Daniel Bazo [3(2)-10(3)-3] in a six-round bout. The 19 year old Central European will be the physically larger man on the night, primarily fighting at welterweight.

Bazo has Irish previous, having been outpointed by Declan Geraghty over six last year in Spain, and comes into the bout in good form having forced a surprise draw in Germany last time out against home fighter Dmitrij Weimer.

Ormond is part of an eleven fight undercard for the Jamie Conlan-topped Boxnation bill. ‘The Rock’ plays support alongside Marco McCullough, Declan Geraghty, Gary Sweeney, Sean Turner, Con Sheehan, James Tennyson, Paddy Barnes, Steven Ward, Phil Sutcliffe, and the All-Irish clash between Sean Creagh and Tyrone McKenna.

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