Conrad Cummings explains reasons for coaching change

Conrad Cummings was today keen to explain his split from former coach Jamie Moore was amicable.

News broke this morning that ‘Mr Dynamite’ has changed gyms and trainers as he bids to re kick start his career.

The former WBO European rankings title holder has joined Gerard McManus and Dan Anderson and will relocate to Belfast in terms of training.

The middleweight first worked under the guidance of Shane McGuigan when he turned over with great expectations before following fellow former Cyclone Promotions puncher Carl Frampton to Jamie Moore.

The Coalisland native worked in Manchester with Moore and Nigel Travis for a year and a half but has now set up camp closer to home.

Worried some people may begin speculating as to the reason behind the move he took to social media to explain the training relocation.

Cummings was keen to point out he has no issue Moore or Travis, who continue to work with Frampton and Steven Ward. He pointed out personal circumstances meant he was always exploring the option of training closer to home.

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After meeting McManus and Anderson, who work the likes of Paddy Gallagher and Cumming’s cousin Taylor McGoldrick as well as Steven Donnelly and Owen O’Neill, the Coal Island fighter felt it was the best Belfast gym for him.

Speaking on social media this evening Cummings siad:

“There is absolutely no fall out between myself and Jamie Moore or Nigel Travis. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for both men. I have moved trainers for no other reason than my personal circumstances have changed at home.”

 

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