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Stephen Ormond makes decision on boxing future

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Clondalkin’s Stephen Ormond will continue his professional boxing career and has signed a managerial contract with Macklin’s Gym Marbella.

The 33 year old Dubliner missed weight for his IBF lightweight title eliminator earlier this month and was forced to withdraw from the fight in Philadelphia. It was unsure whether the Celtic Warriors Gym fighter would ever enter the ring again but MGM today confirmed that they have taken Ormond on board and will announce a new fight date for ‘The Rock’ – who will presumably move up to light welterweight – later this week.

Ormond described how “I’m looking forward to this move, I know MGM can get me busy and land me the big fights I have been chasing. It’s going to be exciting times ahead.”

MGM Management added that “We are extremely pleased to have struck a deal with Stephen, we have had dealings with Stephen before when he boxed on some of our promotions and he was a pleasure to deal with.”

“We believe Stephen will win a World title and it is our job to deliver that for him. As Stephen has said, there are exciting times ahead and we can’t wait for him to bring a World title back to Ireland.”

Ormond marks the third Irish addition to the MGM stable in the last week, following the signings of Tipp heavyweight Con Sheehan and Dublin cruiser Ian Tims.

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