The Paul Hyland vs Ormond decision proved to be one of the more controversial in recent Irish and UK boxing memory this weekend.
In what was a cracking fight as a contest, ultimately Paul Hyland Jr got the nod when the decision went to the scorecards at the end of the fight.
This has not gone down well with fans and the boxing world, to put it lightly.
Fighting on the undercard of the Ryan Burnett world title show at the SSE Arena in Belfast, both Paul Hyland Jr and Stephen Ormond put on a show for those in attendance.
After 12 rounds Hyland got awarded a split decision which clearly angered most.
Here is some of the feeling out there at the moment following the fight:
I can’t believe that decision, it’s a disgrace! Stephen Ormond won clearly. #RipOff
— Steve Collins Jr (@StevieCollinsJR) October 21, 2017
Unbelievable fight! Had ormond edging that #HylandJrOrmond
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 21, 2017
Nahhh. Ormond won that fight!!
— Frank Buglioni (@FrankBuglioni) October 21, 2017
What an absolute robbery!! Boxing is the most corrupt sport in the world. 117-110 Hyland???? Stephen Ormond robbed
— Laurence Kinlan (@laurencekinlan) October 21, 2017
Terrible decision! I agree what @davidcoldwell is saying. After the knockdown I thought ormond recovered and took over.
— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorBoxer) October 21, 2017
Has to be rematch thought Ormond won that #HylandJrOrmond
— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) October 21, 2017
— sean ryan (@badger_ryan) October 21, 2017
Hang your head in shame judges fucking robbed Ormond was
— Declan Geraghty (@Deco_Gero) October 21, 2017
If ormond doesn’t get this I’ll fuck me tele out the window, he won that by at least 4 rounds ??
— Meener (@Meener1) October 21, 2017
@IBFUSBAboxing can you review the judging in the hyland Ormond fight?.117/110 for hyland is clearly corruption thanks.
— barry collins (@barc1985) October 21, 2017
The 117-110 card in favor of Hyland Jr clearly proving the major bone of contention in particular. An absurd scorecard.
Perhaps one fighter, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan (hat tip), summed it up best with this screenshot:
— Gary Spike OSullivan (@spike_osullivan) October 21, 2017
A Hyland vs Ormond rematch is surely in order, one would have thought.