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Cummings sets sights on Celtic title

Conrad Cummings aiming for his first pro title

Conrad Cummings, pictured training with Carl Frampton, aiming for his first pro title

BOXING fans from across Tyrone head to the Waterfront Hall this evening (Friday) as Conrad Cummings bids to win his first title in the professional ranks.

The Coalisland fighter will face fellow unbeaten Ulsterman Fredo Meli in a 10 round bout for the vacant Celtic middleweight title.

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As an added bonus for local fight fans, 23-year-old Anthony McCrory from Brackaville will make his debut as a professional on an exciting undercard.

The night is billed as ‘All On The Line’ as ‘Dynamite’ Cummings and Meli are both undefeated in their professional careers to date.

It is a massive fight for both men as the winner could realistically focus on a shot at the British middleweight title.
Cummings defeated Meli during his amateur career but reads nothing into that fight.

He explained, “I beat him in an Ulster senior final in 2011 over three rounds. I won each round but this is entirely different and has no bearing on this fight. He has improved, I have improved and this time it will be over 10 rounds.

As well as that the gloves are smaller and there will be no headgear so it’s a totally different game.”

“I think Meli has bitten off more than he can chew and he will find that out tonight.

“I don’t know him personally and he wants the title a lot too. I want it. I am not taking this lightly. He has trained hard and I have trained hard. I’m sure it will be a great fight. I am in the shape of my life and spent three months in the camp in London with no distractions. A win will put me right up there for British and Commonwealth titles. I am fully focused on this.”

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