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Conrad Cummings gets Irish off to winning start on Frampton-Quigg undercard

Conrad Cummings got Irish boxers off to the best possible start tonight at the Manchester Arena.

The Coalisland middleweight put on a dominant display against France’s Victor Garcia on the Frampton-Quigg undercard, winning on points over 6 rounds.

Cummings bullied his smaller opponent around the ring, although he didn’t have it all his own way, to take a 59-54 points win.

The Tyrone boxer showed that he is dynamite by name and by nature by dropping the Frenchman heavily in the final seconds of the closing round.

The win sees Cummings return to winning ways following his draw with Alfredo Meli last November at the Waterfront Hall, and his ledger now reads 8(3)-0-1. Garcia drops to 8(0)-7(2)-3 following the fight.

Next up for Cummings is hopefully a rematch with Belfast’s Meli in what could be a repeat of their 2015 Fight of the Year contender.

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