Stephen Ormond returns to winning ways in England

Stephen Ormond got back to winning ways tonight in England.

Almost eight months on since his last fight, the Dublin lightweight was back in the ring on a Black Flash card at the Middleton Arena just outside Manchester where he scored a win over tough Nicaraguan Nelson Altamirano.

Ormond was returning following his controversial loss to Paul Hyland Jr – who challenges British champion Lewis Ritson tomorrow night in Newcastle – back in October.

The Clondalkin fighter turned 35 in the meantime but remains keen on big fights, essentially disregarding the Hyland result.

Tonight Ormond dominated his Central American opponent, winning a one-sided points decision over six rounds.

Coincidentally, Altamirano had faced Hyland before as well, coming in at late notice and losing on points over eight rounds in the headline fight of an MHD bill at the Europa Hotel back in October 2016.

The outing sees Ormond shake off some rust and add another win to his record and he will hope to return to the ring soon – perhaps on the big Carl Frampton Windsor Park card in August having seen a fight on the Mick Conlan homecoming bill this month fall through.

Ormond’s professional record now reads 25(13)-5(1) while Altamirano drops to 10(6)-17(8)-2.

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


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Joe O'Neill

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