Stephen Ormond is confident a shiny new piece of boxing silverware will tempt Britian’s title-holding lightweights into finally sharing the ring with him.
The all-action Dubliner has vowed to win a World title this year and is two wins away from buckling a major strap around his waist.
‘The Rock’ believes that once he claims a coveted World title he can offer the kind of reward that will make him worth the risk for Manchester’s World champions Terry Flanagan and Anthony Crolla.
“When I win the title the British lightweights will have to fight me,” the 33 year old told Irish-boxing.com.
“They are the fights I want. High profile fights with the likes of Crolla and Flanagan.”
“Everyone wants those fights, but I am going to go win a World title in America and go from there.”
Ormond hasn’t really been linked with WBA title holder Crolla despite making it clear he would jump at the chance to face the Mancunian. However, he does feel avoided by Terry Flanagan’s team.
WBO champ Turbo Terry has come in for some criticism for his upcoming third defence of his belt against 42 year old South African Mzonke Fana, and Ormond believes he would have been a much better choice of opponent.
“We asked Flanagan for the fight and they said come back in November.”
“There is no point in waiting around, who knows if they will get back to you?”
“When you look at the opponent [Fana] you just think ‘that’s Frank Warren, that’s what he does.’ He wants to make sure Terry keeps the belt so he can make as much money as he can, which is clever in fairness.”
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