DYNAMITE Conrad Cummings plans to use a his clash in El Paso to light a fuse that will lead to big fights over the coming months.
The middleweight prospect fights for the seventh time as a pro on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s IBF super bantamweight World title defence against Alejandro Gonzalez jr and is planning to show a bigger audience his fight capabilities.
The popular 160 lbs operator takes on Texan Oscar Riojas (8-1) in Texas on the big CBS broadcast card and believes a win will kick start an ‘exciting’ end to the year for the Cyclone puncher.
The Coalisland native hasn’t done much wrong since turning over winning six straight fights and impressing in the McGuigan’s Gym, but claims he has made massive strides, which will be there for all to see on Saturday, in his most recent fight camp.
Speaking to David Kelly of the Belfast Telegraph in El Paso Dynamite said,
“I really feel that I am twice the boxer I was. Working behind closed doors I have worked and developed a lot of aspects to my game and I want to show that improvement on Saturday. I just need to stay nice and relaxed and let the punches flow rather than trying to out-muscle guys which I would have been doing a lot.
“I really hope that a win on Saturday will kick-start an exciting few months for me.”
The fact he is fighting on yet another massive card hasn’t gone unnoticed by the middleweight who knows most fighters with the same amount of bouts as him are learning their trade on small hall shows.
“To have my seventh fight in America and on another Carl Frampton World title fight is a real honour for me and that’s the way my career has been. I know a lot of guys have to regularly box on small shows to make their way through the professional ranks but I have been fortunate to box on big shows and of course the night Carl won the World title at Titantic was really special.