Cummings Insists He Can Reach The Top, No Excuses For Defeat

By Terence Dooley

Northern Ireland’s Conrad Cummings (13-2-1, 6 KOs) has been handed a quickfire shot at redemption following his defeat against Luke Keeler at The SSE Arena, Belfast in April. 

The 27-year-old lost by unanimous decision to the Dubliner yet has a chance to get back on the winning trail when he meets Nicky Jenman at Belfast’s Windsor Park venue this Saturday night on the undercard of best friend Carl Frampton’s WBO interim featherweight title defence against Australia’s Luke Jackson.

Rather than trying to place the blame elsewhere, "Dynamite" has admitted that it was his responsibility and has vowed to make the necessary adjustments to ensure that he can get into title contention.  “There were a lot of factors that contributed to that performance,” he said when speaking to David Kelly of the Belfast Telegraph.


“I just felt there was nothing there and I take full responsibility.  I had to take a good look at things and see where it went wrong.  I believe that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  I'm a very determined person and I will persevere until I achieve my goals.”

He added: “I love to train and sometimes I want it too much and I've had to learn the hard way that I need to know when to take a rest.  Leading up to that last fight I probably hadn't given myself any sort of worthwhile break and it caught up with me.

“I had been a consummate professional leading up to the fight and then in those 24 hours I was stupid—I just thought I'm ready to go in and win the fight no problem.  It was the weirdest feeling I've ever had in a fight because I couldn't get going and it's a feeling that I never want to experience again.”

Cummings trains alongside Frampton at Jamie Moore’s gym; he insists that his fans have yet to see the best of him, but has vowed to put that right this weekend and moving forward.  “[P]eople still haven't seen the best of me,” he said.

“I've shown it in the gym and now it's time to start doing it under the lights.  To have the chance to box on this card at Windsor Park is just fantastic.  I can't wait to get in there and do the business.”

Please send news and views to @Terryboxing.

Tags: Conrad Cummings image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheKempyy on 08-16-2018

Followed Conrad for a while now, great gent of the sport. Was outclassed by Keeler (Who was great to watch). Hopefully he can get back to winning ways.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Arum: Haymon Only Promoter Who Won't Work With Others Zerafa Warns Jeff Horn: I'm No Faded Old Man Like Mundine Amanda Serrano: Things Much Better Now For Female Boxers Nathan Gorman Aims For Spectacular KO on February 23 Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues To Grind in Las Vegas Amir Khan: Hearn is Pissed Off, But I Control My Own Destiny Jarrell Miller Will No Longer Appear on Jan. 18 DAZN Show Kambosos Details Lessons Learned as Pacquiao Sparring Partner Crawford: I'm Better Than Anyone Amir Khan Has Ever Faced Photos: Andrade, Algieri Visit South Bronx Middle School Photos: Badou Jack, Browne, Warren - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Arum: Crawford is Best Welterweight Since Sugar Ray Leonard Amir Khan To Return To Trainer Virgil Hunter For Crawford Fight Andrade 'Don’t Wanna Hear' Saunders’ Excuses For Akavov Fight Vergil Ortiz could fight for 140-pound title in 2019, Says Gomez Espinoza: Mayweather 'Up In the Air' About Pacquiao Rematch Plant-Uzcategui PBC on FS1 Card Peaks at 986,000 Viewers Dmitry Bivol Makes Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Official Photos: Adrien Broner Putting in Work in Las Vegas Dmitry Bivol-Joe Smith To Land on DAZN on March 9, Site TBD Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Face To Face in London Derevyanchenko-Culcay Title Eliminator: DIBella Outbids AGON Joe Smith Jr. Finally Moves On From Artur Beterbiev Plant: It Was Destiny To Win My First Title in the City of Angels Mares: Why Isn't Leo Santa Cruz Fighting Gary Russell Next? Tony Harrison: I'll Beat Jermell Charlo 'Even Easier' in Rematch Terence Crawford-Amir Khan Officially Set for April 20 ESPN PPV Caleb Plant-Jose Uzcategui: Afterthoughts Photos: Ted Cheeseman, Sergio Garcia - Face To Face at Presser Amanda Serrano Won't Stop, May Go For Belt in Eight Division Trainer: Chisora Will Repair, He's Force To Be Reckoned With Hearn: Crawford is Tougher Fight For Khan, I Wanted Khan-Brook Artur Beterbiev Departing DAZN, Heading To ESPN 'Maturity process' done, Team Broner says upset of Pac imminent Amir Khan: I Get Called 'Terrorist' All The Time on Social Media Video: Adrien Broner Media Interview, Breaks Down Pacquiao Video: Pacquiao Discusses Broner Clash, Bob Arum, PBC Move Video: Ellerbe on Mayweather-Pacquiao Meeting, Broner, More Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Wilder-Fury, More

Latest Active Forum Threads