Premier lightweights Stephen Ormondand Terry Flanagan say there will be no love lost when they clash at the historic Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday 14th February.
Irishman Ormond defends his WBO European title against Manchester’s Flanagan with the fight also sanctioned as an Eliminator for the WBO World Title on St Valentines Day.
The all-action fight will headline a top quality card promoted by Frank Warren, in association with P.J Rowson, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky 437/HD 490, Virgin Ch. 546 and TalkTalk 525).
With so much on the line, neither man is contemplating a loss and both are fired up for a victory.
“I’m the champion and I’ll be leaving the champion,” said Ormond.
“Not only will I keep hold of my WBO European title, but I’ll be the one who will get the world title shot,”
“Flanagan’s a good strong kid, he’s undefeated, he’ll come into the ring ready for the fight and he’ll be no pushover, but ultimately I’ll have too much for him in every department,”
“I’ve fought the majority of my career outside of Ireland so there’s no pressure on me fighting him in England, a boxing ring is a boxing ring wherever it is, as long as I can fight in a ring I’ll win,”
“It’s a great fight for me and the fans and I can’t wait to get it on and the only thing his lips will be kissing that day is my fists.”
Flanagan said, “This fight won’t be for the faint hearted, I am going all out to take Ormond apart,”
“He says he’ll have too much for me in every department, but I believe that I’m the bigger, stronger, better and more skilful fighter and it will show on the night,”
“There will be pressure on me even though it’s not in my home city of Manchester, he’s coming over from Ireland so I’m going to make sure I’m the winner on home soil,”
“I’m undefeated and I’ll never shy away from a challenge, I love the challenge and someone like Ormond who comes in saying he’s going to beat me makes me train and fight harder,”
“There’ll be no love hearts in my eyes when I’m facing him, just targets set on his chin.”
The card will also feature undefeated Birmingham middleweight Tommy Langford; outstanding Chelmsley Wood lightweight Joe Costello; Corby cruiserweight prospect Simon Barclay; rising Swansea bantamweight Jay Harris; the return of Redditch’s hard-hitting middleweight Andrew Robinson; unbeaten Tipton light-heavyweight Ricky Summers and Bloxwich middleweight prospect Dan Breeze.
Tickets priced at £40, £70 and £100 are available from 0870 320 7000 or online at www.wolvescivic.co.uk
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