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New World champ Flanagan stays stum on Ormond rematch

STEPHEN Ormond and his team would have celebrated as Manchester’s Terry Flanagan strapped the WBO lightweight World title around his waist on Saturday night.

Rather than be disappointed seeing his former foe win a world title bout ‘The Rock’ could have been competing in, Ormond would have been happy as after he won their eliminator Flanagan said if he claimed the crown he would give the Clondalkin man a rematch.

However, after the 26 year old dethroned Jose Zepeda in front of his home support, he refrained from name dropping any future opponents.

The quiet lightweight was keen to stress his next challenge will be picked by his team.

“I am happy to fight whoever my team put in front of me,” Flanagan stressed when pushed on a hot domestic lightweight division.

“I am not one to call people out- I fight who I am told.”

There were suggestions Flanagan vs Ormond would be ideal for the undercard of Andy Lee versus Billy Joe Saunders in Thomond Park this coming September. However, while promoter Francis Warren name dropped Ormond as a possible future foe for Flanagan he suggested ‘Turbo’s’ first defence would take place in Manchester.


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