St Helens Light Middleweight Gary Ormrod steps back into the ring for the first time since 2014 on April 22nd at Wigan’s Robin Park Arena.
Ormrod has linked up with highly rated Widnes based coach Terry Spencer as he looks make up for lost time in the pro game.
“Training has been going really well, I’ve had great sparring in the likes of Kieran Farrell’s gym and have had great work with Terry in the gym. I haven’t boxed for two years due to injury but I’m back now and I want to make a statement. I’m healthy and I’m looking to put on a show on April 22nd.”
Every fighter has dreams and Ormrod’s manager Steve Wood has a good habit of delivering them; delivering British, Commonwealth, European and World titles for the likes of Josh Warrington, Brian Rose and Terry Flanagan in recent years. Parr’s 3-0 Ormrod is setting his sights on emulating their success in the not so distant future.
“We all have dreams from when we were kids and my dream is still what it was then, to win a British title. Now it’s not just a dream it’s an ambition. I want to follow in the footsteps of Martin Murray and bring a British title back to St Helens.”
Ormrod has been working under the guidance of Terry Spencer, once a highly rated amateur who has made a successful transition in to the coaching game spreading his wings all the way to Dubai and back. Now back in his native Widnes and being based out of the Moorfield Sports Club, Ormrod cannot speak highly enough of his coach Spencer.
“Terry is fantastic. He’s very hungry to succeed like myself. We’ve known each other since our amateur days and we see things the same way. Terry is really hungry to achieve success as a coach in the same way I am hungry to achieve success as a fighter so it works well.” Spencer is based back in Widnes after a successful amateur career and worked as a coach over in Dubai. The Widnes man has successfully made the transition into coaching and has big ambitions of his own.
“I’ve been boxing 12 years as an amateur but my hunger for fighting had gone. That hunger had gone into coaching and I’m just as passionate about the sport as all the boxers that train with me and I am passionate about making sure they are the best they can be.”
“I’m based at the Moorfield Sport and Social Club in Widnes. It’s really busy as we cater to all types of boxers, male and female. We’ve got a couple of pro’s in the gym too which spurs everyone on to achieving success. I am hoping to expand my stable of pro’s. I have a few lads already that are quality so the more additions the better!”
More information on the Steve Wood bill on April 22nd at Robin Park Arena is to follow. The card is set to be topped by the return of World Amateur Bronze Medalist Joe Murray. You can follow both Gary Ormrod and Terry Spencer on Twitter on @gazormrod and @spenner2