There is no doubt that September’s Titanic Showdown captured the public’s imagination as Carl Frampton swept home to word title glory in front of a capacity crowd. Not only did the event draw a mammoth gathering of ardent fans but there were plenty of familiar faces planted around ringside lapping up the big fight atmosphere.
Limerick light-middleweight Andy Lee is busy preparing for his December 13 date with unbeaten Matt Korobov but it’s the 30-year-old’s exploits in his most recent outing that have seen Andy become somewhat of an online sensation. According to internet trend-catcher Buzzsumo.com Lee’s stunning fifth-round knockout of John Jackson has pulled in well over 400,000 shares, with the majority coming courtesy of the Google Plus social media network.
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Conrad Cummings enjoyed a taste of the big fight atmosphere on the Frampton-Cazares undercard in April and now the Tyrone puncher wants more. Speaking at the Europa Hotel press conference to announce the ‘Waterfront Brawl’ card on June 20 Conrad explained his future plans that include breaking into the UK top 10 at middleweight by the end of 2014.
Irish middleweight contender Andy Lee, 31-2 (22 KOs), will be in action this Saturday evening against Frenchman Frank Haroche Horta, 34-12-5 (13 KOs), in a Sauerland Promotion event at the Blue Water Dokken Sports Venue, Esbjerk, Denmark.
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Red-hot middleweight prospect Conrad Cummings has admitted that moving to London was exactly what he needed to aid his development as a professional. Even though the 22-year-old is still in the embryonic stages of his career, Cummings is already adapting to the new regime set out by trainer Shane McGuigan. Some quality sparring with the likes of former world title challenger Andy Lee will help bring him on even quicker.