Former WBO European lightweight champion Stephen Ormond is looking to set up a big fight later in the year after he makes his return at the Brentwood Centre on March 9.
Ormond (26-5) competes for the first time since his impressive win over George Ashie in August, and he hopes a victory next month can lead to noteworthy things in 2019.
Te 35-year-old said: “I’m very happy to be getting back in the ring. I never stop training but it’s good to get a date and shake off the rust at the start of the year.
“It was a good win for me last time out. The game plan worked well and we’re looking to build on that now. I’m hoping to stay active and get the ball rolling again.
“I’m keen to get back into a title fight soon, but as I haven’t been in the ring since last year it’s good to get this fight first and then target bigger things later in the year.”
Dubliner Ormond was previously a IBF Inter-Continental lightweight champion in 2016, a title that is now held by Isa Chaniev, who challenged for the IBF World title on February 2, losing out to Richard Commey. The Irishman now pans to get back to title contention in 2019.
The main event of the card in Brentwood sees Michael McKinson defend his WBC International Silver welterweight title against Ryan Kelly.
There is also a Southern Area title fight between Mikey Sakyi and Idris Hill, while there are also a number of talented stars on the undercard, including Shaquille Day, Daniel Egbunike, Gino Kanters, Harley Benn and many more.
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