Statement on Lightweight rankings

After careful consideration, the BUI ratings committee sees no reason to demote Stephen Ormond from no.1 in it’s lightweight rankings after his absorbing contest with Paul Hyland Jnr. last Saturday.
Of particular concern was the irrational scoring of the fight by Judge Valerie Dorsett, which was again reflected by her scoring of the subsequent world title fight that same night.
The unanimous view from experienced journalists ringside and professional boxers was that Stephen Ormond clearly won.
The BUI ratings committee also took into consideration the quality of opponents each fighter has faced to date.
The BUI commends both boxers for an an outstanding contest.