World title-chaser Stephen Ormond wins Inter-Continental belt

Stephen Ormond has put himself in line for a World title shot after a shut-out win over Marcos Jimenez in Boston last night.

The Clondalkin flier overcame ‘El Tigre’ to claim the IBF Inter-Continental lightweight title at the House of Blues on a Murphy’s Boxing card.

Headlining a card jam-packed with Irish talent, Ormond dominated his Dominican Republic opponent to take the fight 100-90 on all three judges’s scorecards.

The win sees Ormond improve his record to 21(11)-2(0), while Jimenez drops to 21(14)-7(3).

‘The Rock’ will now enter the IBF rankings and the 32 year old has the organisation’s Cuban champ Rances Barthelemy firmly in his sights.

Last night’s fight in full can watched on the Murphy’s Boxing Facebook page, click HERE for link.

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