Rock rolls to impressive victory in Stadium

STEPHEN Ormond came to the Stadium with a point to prove.

The road to big fights in Dublin has proved rocky for the’Rock’ over the years. The crowd pleasing lightweight has done most of his work away from home despite trying to persuade his promoter their was an appetite for big fights in his home town.

The Clondalkin native finally got to fight on TV in his home town, against opposition he was meant to beat, but ensured he put on a show nonetheless.

Ormond put behind him his reverse to Terry Flanagan, who now challenges for a World title, by dismantling Jacek Wylezol.

The first round might have ended 10-9 in the home fighters favour but it was 4000 punches to 0 as the Celtic Warrior Gym fighter went to work for 3 minutes solid.

The second stanza followed a similar pattern and the left hooks to the body started to take their toll on the Pole. He tried to run, but Ormond literally sprinted after his prey, pinned him against the ropes and forced referee David Irvine to call a halt to proceedings.


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