COALISLAND’S WBO EUROPEAN MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION RETURNS ON THE UNDERCARD OF FRAMPTON vs GUTIERREZ IN HIS FIRST HOME FIGHT IN OVER A YEAR WHEN HE DEFENDS HIS BELT AGAINST POLAND’S EXPERIENCED ROBERT SWIERZBINSKI
County Tyrone’s reigning WBO European middleweight champion Conrad Cummings makes the first defence of his title on July 29th at the SSE Arena Belfast against Poland’s Robert Swierzbinksi, on the undercard of RETURN OF THE JACKAL – Carl Frampton vs Andres Gutierrez.
The all-action Cummings is currently ranked at number 13 in the world by the WBO and the man known as ‘Mr Dynamite’ will be looking to improve on that ranking when he defends his WBO European belt against teak-tough Polish contender Swierzbinski in Belfast on July 29th. Last time out Cummings collected his first professional title when he destroyed Austria’s Gogi Knezevic in three short rounds for the vacant WBO European middleweight belt in Edinburgh, Scotland in March of this year.
Poland’s experienced Robert Swierzbinski has shared the ring with some of the best middleweights in world, from David Lemieux to Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and Chris Eubank Jnr. Swierzbinski has only lost to top contenders in his professional career and is coming off an impressive recent win over Finnish light heavyweight champion Timo Laine. Swierzbinski will be looking to upset the applecart when he travels to Belfast in July for his WBO European middleweight title showdown with Cummings.
Conrad Cummings’ good friend and former international amateur team mate Steven Ward is also set to feature on the huge Frampton undercard on July 29th at the SSE Arena Belfast. 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Ward has been a professional for just over six months and will feature in a six-round light heavyweight contest on July 29th at the SSE Arena Belfast against an opponent to be named shortly.
In the main event of the evening on July 29th at the SSE Arena Belfast, hometown hero Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton make his long awaited homecoming against top-rated Mexican Andres Gutierrez, 35 (25) – 1 – 1, in an eliminator for the WBC World featherweight title.
The scene is set for an action-packed night of championship boxing on July 29th at the SSE Arena Belfast. You can follow all of the build-up on our twitter handle – @CyclonePromo ; and/or our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/CyclonePromotions
There will be more undercard announcements in the coming days.
Doors will open at 5.30pm on Saturday July 29th at the SSE Arena Belfast.
CONRAD CUMMINGS: I’m over the moon to be defending my title at home on such a big bill at the SSE Arena Belfast. I will have to be at my best to beat Swierzbinski as he’s fought some of the best in my division but I’m on a mission to climb the rankings and get that WBO world title shot. I’m the WBO European champion and I’m hungry for more titles. It’s going to be a massive night for boxing on July 29th with my stablemate Carl Frampton making his homecoming at a packed SSE Arena Belfast. I can’t wait to put on a show for my home fans!
ROBERT SWIERZBINSKI: This is going to be a great fight. I am going to take ‘Mr Dynamite’ to a place he’s never been before. Cummings may have the crowd behind him but I have the advantage of experience and I have boxed at a higher level as a professional. This will all count to my advantage on July 29th in Belfast where I will become the new WBO European middleweight champion!
BARRY MCGUIGAN: This is a good fight for Conrad. It’s fantastic for Conrad to be defending his title at home in front of a big passionate crowd. Conrad has improved so much recently and now he gets a well-deserved home title defence against an experienced operator in Robert Swierzbinski. It’s going to be a huge night of boxing in Belfast on July 29th, Carl Frampton is in an excellent WBC World title eliminator against Mexico’s dangerous Andres Gutierrez and there will be a host of talented local boxers also featuring on the bill. The SSE Arena Belfast will be rocking on July 29th!
SHANE MCGUIGAN: This is a good homecoming fight for Conrad. He hasn’t boxed at home for a while and now he gets the chance to defend his title in front of his home fans in a sold out SSE Arena Belfast. Swierzbinski is a tough man who’s been in with some of the best in the division.by