Shane McGuigan: Cummings can dance and will impress on Friday

CONRAD Cummings can play both bull and matador and will display an ability to box from range this Friday claims new coach Shane McGuigan.

The former amatuer standout won plaudits in the WSB for his all action go forward displays. Indeed his aggressive approach caught the eye of Barry McGugian and the Cyclone Promotions team prompting them to sign up the promising middleweight.

However, since Cummings moved to London to work full time with up and coming trainer Shane McGuigan they discovered he can dance and have been working on adding range to the inside fighters game.

Speaking at the final press conference before Cumming’s second pro fight on the ‘This is Belfast’ fight card this Friday his trainer explained.

“It is only his second fight. Everyone knows he can go forward and cut his way through opponents like he has done in the WSB and his amateur career, but we are working on getting him to work from distance too. He has surprised himself with his footwork. He can step to the side and box and that is what we are working on he is a completely different fighter than Carl Frampton, but we are trying to mingle a little bit of that style into his game and I believe you will see an impressive Conrad Cummings on Friday.”

Barry McGuigan has also been impressed with how the former Irish International has fared since changing codes. Cummings has been sparring some decent middleweights in London and even shared the ring with Andy Lee, where he impressed claims Irish Boxing Legend Barry McGuigan.

“He sparred with Andy Lee, who is a world class middleweight and he held his own and is looking sensational leading up to this fight. He is improving all the time. He is amazing up close, but he is much better at long range that he thinks he is and we are working on that.”


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