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Alfredo Meli: ‘This is the type of fight I got into boxing for’

Ulster middleweights Conrad Cummings and Alfredo Meli will engage in what is sure to be a small-hall classic on November 20th in Belfast. The pair headline a massive Cyclone Promotions card at the Waterfront Hall in the Titanic City, where they will battle it out for the BBBoC Celtic Title.

Cummings, promoted by Cyclone, will be viewed as favourite going into bout, titled ‘All on the Line’ – but that will mean nothing to Meli, a real throwback ‘fight-anyone’ sort of boxer.

Ahead of the clash, titled ‘All on the Line,’ Meli outlined his excitement and confidence, announcing that “I can’t wait for November 20th.”

“To be headlining at the Waterfront Hall in a title fight and a local derby is fantastic.”

“These are the types of fights that I got into boxing for.”

“I have got the right number of weeks to prepare for the fight and I will be ready for the challenge of Cummings.”

Cummings defeated the Immaculata man in the 2011 Ulster Senior Championships (6-2 under the old scoring system), but Meli is urging fans not to pay any attention to this result as “I had been out of action before that fight – but this is totally different.”

The 25 year old southpaw is anticipating an exciting fight, reasoning that “we both like to fight – so I think this will be a real crowd pleaser.”

“We’re both undefeated and it’s going to be a cracking fight but I will end the night as the new champion.”

Tickets for Meli-Cummings ‘All on the Line’ priced from £35. For tickets contact the boxers themselves, or call the Waterfront Hall Box Office on 028 9033 4400, or go to www.cyclonepromotions.com

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie