Hyland Jnr given controversial split verdict over Ormond, Tennyson KO’s Traynor in Belfast

Paul Hyland Jnr came out on top in a twelve-round battle with Stephen Ormond in what many saw as a highly controversial outcome at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

‘The Rock’ Ormond seemed to get stronger as the fight went on and looked to have at least nicked a decision on the scorecards.

Not so, as cards came back reading 117-110 and 114-113 to Hyland, with only the third giving it 115-112 for Ormond to some considerable jeers from the knowledgeable crowd.

Earlier, James Tennyson took the spoils in the end following a three-round Fight of the Night contender with Darren Traynor.

Both men went toe-to-toe for the eight minutes plus the contest lasted until Tennyson pulled out the equalizer at the end of the third.

Traynor stayed down for the full count as Tennyson recorded a 20th career win in the fringe WBA title scrap.

The furore surrounding Josh Kelly‘s progress continues to grow after yet another dazzling display by the talented 23 year-old.

Touted as a nailed-on world champion, Kelly bamboozled Jose Zuniga for a round before taking him out in the second to deserved adulation from the crowd.

The Sunderland man is now 4-0 and could be in the British title picture sooner rather than later at the rate Kelly is developing.

Anthony Fowler continued his progress with a six-round points win over a stubborn Laszlo Fazekas. ‘The Machine’ was given a good workout and overcame a cut from a head clash, all of which will stand the Liverpudlian in good stead for the future.

The super-welterweight won every round and is now set to fight at least one more time before the end of the year.