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Dark cloud could have silver lining for “gutted” Conrad Cummings

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and it seems that that is the case for Conrad Cummings [10(4)-1(0)-1].

The Coalisland native was all set to put the smog surrounding his controversial first career defeat behind him and was confident of securing revenge during a scheduled rematch with German fighter Ronnie Mittag on a Cyclone Promotions show in Cardiff on Saturday March 11th.

However, due to problems with the headline bout, the card has fallen through and the fight night has been postponed much to the disappointment of the hungry middleweight.

“I am absolutely gutted about the show being postponed,” said Cummings.

“When you have been preparing for as long as I have, and when you are gearing up for a massive fight, it is hard to take.”

Cummings was defeated by the German for the IBF Inter-Continental belt back in November via a split decision questioned by many, and an immediate rematch was secured.

Describing his preparations for the repeat, he detailed how “I have been doing lots of quality sparring and putting the effort in, so I am in top condition. I am ready to go now, but I will have to wait.

“I just have to keep ticking over without peaking too soon. I don’t want to do too much and then be off-peak for when I fight.”

However, it’s not all bad news for the Tyrone puncher as he might have ‘consolation’ news over the coming weeks.

“The only silver lining is that I believe there could be something in the pipeline for me in the next couple of weeks, but it just has to be confirmed,” he revealed.

“That’s a bit of consolation, and hopefully it can get sorted. So it is a balancing act now. Hopefully a fight can be sorted for me.”


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