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Cummings aiming to show he is up there with best domestic fighters

Conrad Cummings is ready to prove he is among the best middleweights in Britain and Ireland.

The Tyrone puncher faces a stiff enough test on May 14 when he faces Welsh fighter Frankie Borg of Wales on a TV show.

‘Dynamite’ who was last seen in a ring on the undercard of Frampton versus Quigg is happy to be out so soon and is keen to keep busy this year as he bids to go from prospect to contender.

“I’m at my best when I stay busy so it’s great to be boxing again on this Cardiff show,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.

“Borg’s a tough guy, he holds a win over former European champion Kerry Hope so it’s going to be a good fight for me. I want to show my true potential and I know that I belong up with the best in Britain and it’s just a matter of proving it.

“Barry’s looking to push me towards a title fight and that’s music to my ears.”

Cumming’s break through fight was meant to be against Alfredo Meli last December, but after knocking down the Belfast fighter in round 1 he ended up drawing with a fighter who will fight for the Commonwealth light middleweight title on April 30.

The Shane McGuigan puncher claims he learned valuable lessons from the Meli melee that he will carry with him moving forward.

“I learned a lot from the fight with Meli at the Waterfront Hall. I made it hard for myself because of inexperience.

“I know now that I can’t switch off for a minute, I need to stick to my boxing and not just look for one big knockout punch.”


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