Ormond: Kavanagh is a few years off being ready to fight me

Jamie Kavanagh is a few years off being ready to fight Stephen Ormond, claims ‘The Rock’ himself.

‘The Nuisance’ has relocated to London from America and teamed up with MGM to move closer to home and muscle in on the exciting British and Irish lightweight scene.

Indeed, the former Youth World medalist, who makes his Dublin debut on November 7, has targeted a big domestic showdown with former amateur International Ormond, who makes his Murphy boxing debut on October 10.

However, Ormond told Irish-boxing.com he feels Kavanagh, who has more career wins than him, isn’t quite at his level yet. The Pascal Collins trained puncher would point to wins over the likes Derry Matthews, the fact he has headlined cards and competed in a World title eliminator as proof he is a level above. Indeed the 31 year old Clondalkin native believes a World title shot awaits in 2016 and will be targeting belts over domesitc dust ups it seems.

Former Wild Card puncher Kavanagh on the other hand would stress he has beaten all bar one opponent put in front of him and believes he is ready to claim some bigger named scalps.

“It is a few years before Jamie can get to fight me. That is just my personal opinion. Jamie is a nice lad I am not going to talk bad about Jamie he is a lovely fella, but at the moment I am aiming for big fights,” Ormond told Irish-boxing.com.

Ormond hasn’t closed the door on fighting any of the British or Irish Lightweights and claims he will target any of them if they have belts.

“I will fight anywhere. If they have the belts I want the fights with them. Murphy’s are happy to keep doors open for me to fight anywhere.”



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