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Ormond will be interested Crawford v Beltran spectator this weekend

STEPHEN Ormond is a fighter that doesn’t watch too much boxing, but he will certainly take in the HBO After Dark card this weekend.

Top of the American bill is a WBO lightweight World title clash between Terence Crawford and Ray Beltran as the winner of the clash is mandated to defend the title against the Dubliner if he overcomes Terry Flanagan in Sheffield on December 13.

Last June in Omaha, lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) made his long-awaited hometown debut on HBO, scoring a spectacular comeback KO victory over the previously undefeated Cuban star Yuriorkis Gamboa. The 27-year-old has fast-tracked through the 135-pound division, scoring three victories on HBO last year and adding a world title belt in March 2013.

Ray Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico is a formidable opponent on a five-fight winning streak. No stranger to the spotlight, the 33-year-old fought on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. undercard last April, winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Arash Usmanee.



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