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Stephen Ormond hopes to avenge knockout defeat next month

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Stephen Ormond [22(12)-3(1)] got back to winning ways on Saturday with a comprehensive victory over Daniel Bazo in Belfast – and now he is on the hunt for revenge.

The Dubliner opened the TV-broadcast of the Boxnation ‘Homecoming’ show and pummeled the Czech fighter into a third round retirement.

The win at the Titanic Exhibition Centre came just five weeks after Ormond’s crushing loss to unheralded Hungarian Zoltan Szabo in Scotland. Unable to dwell on the defeat the Clondalkin puncher is appreciative of his level of activity under the management of MGM and feels that this will be the missing ingredient which has held him back in the past.

‘The Rock’ told Irish-Boxing.com that “it was good to get back in, MGM got me straight back out, and they have me back out in a few weeks, so I’m thankful to them because they’re getting me busy, that’s all I need, it will bring out the best of me.”

Next up for Ormond is a return to Scotland on either December 3rd or December 18th, and the 33 year old revealed that an opportunity to avenge his fifth round knockout loss to Szabo is planned.

Ormond explained that “I will hopefully get the rematch with that guy [Szabo] I fought last time, that’s what they’re working on, that’s what I want. Hopefully we will get it.

“Either way I want to get busy.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie