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Cummings: I am not here to hang around-Meli win will push me toward titles

They say patience is a virtue, but it’s a virtue Conrad Cummings hasn’t got when it comes to his boxing career.

The undefeated Irish middleweight prospect has eyes on the top and wants to get there as quick as possible.

The Coalisland native and former Holy Trinity amateur believes his November 20 melee with fellow undefeated 160 lbs puncher Alfredo Meli is proof he isn’t in the game ‘to hang around’ and told Irish-boxing.com victory will help him graduate from prospect to contender.

The Shane McGuigan trained puncher believes having his hand raised after a bout with an undefeated rival will see his stock rise further and knows buckling the BBofC Celtic Title around his waist will have a similar effect on his ranking.

The flood gates in terms of massive fights might not open with a win over a 10-0 fighter at the Waterfront on November 20, but Carl Frampton and Anthony Cacace’s stablemate knows victory will put him in Commonwealth title contention.

“I am in this game to be the best. I am not here to make up the numbers. I know were I want to go and that’s the top and I want to move toward the top as quick as possible,” Cumming told Irish-boxing.com.

“A win will put me up there. I am on the same wave length as Barry I want to move on aggressively. So win this belt maybe a defence or two and then we will look toward British and Commonwealth title fights.”

Some might suggest British or Commonwealth title talk might be a bit premature for a seven fight novice, but the well supported Barry McGuigan mentored 24 year old claims he is ready to step up to the next level.

“People say I only have seven fights, but I have hundreds of amateur clashes, I fought in the WSB and I have sparring the likes of Billy Joe Saunders, Andy Lee and 12-0 guys in the gym and doing well.

“I know what I am capable of and I know where I will end up. I am enjoying the ride.”



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