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Cummings: This time next year I hope to have shinny belts to show off

HE enters the ring to a loud yet appropriate ACDC rock anthem, but after completing his first year as a pro Randy Bachman’s ‘You Aint Seen Nothing’ was all but on the lips of exciting middleweight Conrad Cummings.

Dynamite quickly earned ‘one to watch’ status since changing code nine months ago and after five impressive paid wins has been tipped for the top not only by Barry McGuigan and the Cyclone Team, but by fans and pundits alike.

The Holy Trinity graduate is certainly a 2014 Prospect of The Year contender after adapting to the pro game with ease, claiming five wins with an impressive and fan friendly style. However, Cummings believes he still has a lot to learn and suggested fans will only see just how good he is when he is put in with the best the middleweight division has to offer.

The Shane McGuigan prospect wants to continue his progression through the ranks in 2015 and hopes to have ‘shinny new belts’ around his waist come this time next year.

“I stepped up in class fairly quickly (since turning over), however I am still learning and improving. But I am sure I will keep stepping up next year and pushing through the ranks. You will see the best in me when I’m in with the best. That’s always been the case with me. This time next year all being well, I will hopefully have a couple of shiny belts,” Cummings told Irish-boxing.com before expressing delight with how his first year as a pro went.

“I am delighted with my first year as a pro, I have been kept busy with training camps, lots of sparring and most importantly, fights. 5-0 in 9 months since I had my debut ain’t bad going. I have not regretted for one day tuning professional, maybe if I had been treated better and fairly as an amateur I would still be one. But that wasn’t the case. Regardless I am with a great team now and being very well looked after, life is good.”

The 23 year old brought to an end his first calendar year as a pro with a one sided point wins over  Norbert Szekeres in Denmark over the weekend adding some on the road experience to his check list.

However, Cummings says his amateur background means traveling was never going to be an issue and takes more from defeating an experienced operator than winning in the away corner.

“Fighting abroad for the first time as a pro against an experienced opponent was excellent experience at this early stage and will stand to me, However I traveled the world fighting as an amateur and with the WSB so I am well used to it.”


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