Dignum digging Cummings but ready to show people what he is all about

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Undefeated prospect Danny Dignum [11(5)-0] is more focused on how to break down the door than what waits on the other side.

The English fighter takes on Conrad Cummings [17(7)-3(0)-1] for the vacant WBO European middleweight ranking title at the York Hall tonight.

Dignum is aware victory could very well secure him a world ranking and should provide him with big time opportunities, but he claims his focus is on the fight at hand rather than what may come.

The 27-year-old admits Cummings should prove a difficult test and is the best the best he has faced – and in that regard he doesn’t want to overlook the Tyrone man.

Although, he is confident he will raise his game and prove he deserves to be deemed a world title contender.

“Conrad Cummings is a very good fighter. He had a great amateur career and also a very good professional career. I rate him.”

“It’s another step up in class for me, no doubt about it, but I’m going to show everyone what I’m about. It can open the door to me for other titles but I’ve not really thought about it because I’m focused on this one. Once I get this out the way then I’ll sit down with my team and see what’s next,” he said.

Coalisland’s Cummings has a good record at the York Hall, where he scored a big win over Aston Brown in the WSB, but Dignum predicts he won’t get a good welcome come tonight.

The English operator is expecting a big and vocal crowd in the tight arena.

“It’s going to be absolutely buzzing in there. I’ll be bringing a very big crowd with me on the night and I know the place has sold out, so it’s going to be a special atmosphere.”

“These shows are getting bigger and bigger and there’s much more to come. I saw a lot of them are selling out recently so I can see that there’ll be even bigger fights and at even bigger venues to come. I can’t wait to be a part of it all.”

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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com