By Jonny Stapleton
STEPHEN Ormond has remained relaxed and reserved in the build up to his career make or break fight against Paul Appleby in Glasgow, but warns he will be the polar opposite when he steps in the ring Saturday night.
Former British Champion and Young British boxer of the Year, Appleby offers Ireland’s undefeated perennial prospect the chance to claim a well know scalp and kick start a journey that could see him finally fulfil his potential.
The chief support clash to Ricky Burn’s latest world title defence is vital could ‘open massive doors‘ for Ormond, however despite the high stakes the Clondalkin fighter is extremely calm and confident.
The Scot, who first tasted defeat against Belfast’s Martin Lindsay, has been questioning the Celtic Gym members credentials, but Ormond isn’t keen to register a verbal response and says he will do his talking in the ring.
“ This a fight that can open massive doors for me. I am aware of that, but I am not letting it effect me. I take each training session as it comes. I feel sharp. I have had great sparring with Carl Frampton and Stephen Ormond. I am really looking forward to it now,” Ormond told Mirror Sport.
“There is increased interest because it is a big fight and its live on Box Nation, but for me its another fight. He has been saying a few things in the press into the build up, but I don’t want to do that. I do my talking in the ring. I am relaxed now but people will see a different side to me once the first bell goes.”
Commonweatlh Champion and Ormond Sparring Partner backs The Rock to win
Ormond Stable mate Spike O’Sullivan also in action in Scotland tonight