Stephen Ormond to face Craig Evans in June on ESPN+

RINGSIDE 17/04/2019

Popular Irishman Stephen Ormond will take on WBO European lightweight champion Craig Evans for the Welshman’s title in Cardiff on June 1 – live on ESPN+ and iFL TV.

‘The Rock’ Ormond (27-5, 13 KOs) was outpointed by Evans (19-2-2, 3 KOs) in Belfast in June 2017 but is determined to regain a belt he first won with a first-round stoppage of Adam Mate back in 2013.

Ormond said: “I’m very happy this fight has been made because it’s for a significant title and it’s also a rematch.

“He outpointed me the first time we met but I put in a woeful performance. I’m looking to improve on that significantly this time around.

“I’m looking to do a lot differently and fight the way I know I can fight. I’ll fight a smarter fight than the first fight. It was a horrible performance and he beat me fair and square then.

“I don’t look too much into being the away fighter. I’ve been the away fighter many, many times. To me, this is just another fight.”

Evans, who originally hails from Newport, won the vacant belt back in November with a comfortable points win over Boy Jones.

Topping another stellar #MTKFightNight in Wales is Jay Harris’ EBU European title clash with recent world title challenger Angel Moreno with other local stars such as Jacob Robinson, Alex Hughes, Jacob Lovell and Kieran Gething looking to steal the show.