3 September 2010 – Jonny Stapleton
Irish super-featherweight prospect Steve Ormond hopes to get what has so far been a stop start career up and running with victory in Glasgow this weekend.
Ormond hails from the same area of Dublin as Bernard Dunne and was at one time tipped to replace the former European and World champion as Irelands premier boxing star, but has instead suffered a number of false boxing dawns.
However, the undefeated 27-year-old has now joined forces with Frank Warren and is ready for career lift off starting with victory over Johnny Greaves on the undercard of Ricky Burns and Roman Martinezs WBO world title fight at Glasgows Kelvin Hall.
The former amateur stand out, who impressed but couldnt settle in America, is planning to take out all his frustrations on the English journeyman before making his way to the top of pile.
I have signed a three-yea- deal with Frank Warren and I am excited about what the future holds, Ormond told the Irish Mirror.
I am planning to fight for titles as soon as next year. I have suffered bad management in my early career but I am confident Pascal Collins and Frank can guide me to the top. If I didnt believe I could make it to the very top in this game I would have packed it in. This is a new beginning and I am ready to get going, he added before focusing on the challenge of Greaves.
I am fighting Johnny Greaves and to be honest I would be targeting a stoppage. I will be taking out all my frustration on him. After I win then I will then sit down and plan another forward step.
Corks Gary Spike OSullivan was also due to appear on the bill but the Irish middleweight had been unable to secure an opponent at the time of writing.
The Glasgow card with also sees Peter McDonagh in lightweight action with former World champion Alex Arthur.