The boxing World will divert it’s gaze to Manchester this coming Saturday night as Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg finally swap trading verbal blows for blows of a more dangerous kind.
However, while the main event will garner most of the attention Conrad Cummings is keen to ensure some of the spot light flickers in his direction.
The Coal Island middleweight has been fighting on Frampton undercards for the majority of his career and knows it provides him with a platform to show his significant wares to a wider audience.
Such is the excitement surrounding the Sky PPV IBF and WBA unification clash between unbeaten super bantamweights Frampton and Quigg set for Manchester this Saturday night that Cumming’s will most likely have the eye of more fans than ever before when he fights on the undercard- and the middleweight, who drew last time out with Alfredo Melie on the top of a Waterfront Hall show is keen to make an impression.
“I can’t tell you how much it means to me to have been given the chance to enhance my career on this bill, and training alongside Carl has been a revelation and I think I am in the shape of my life right now.
“It promises to be a totally unforgettable week in the build-up to the big programme on Saturday and it’s terrific to get the chance to shine on the pay-per-view live television broadcast,” he told the Mid-Ulster mail.
“I am very grateful to my management and all those involved in the organisation of the event.
“I have been encouraged by all the good wishes and I want to do well for my many supporters back home. They have been fantastic and I appreciate each and every one of them for their backing.
“I think it will be a tough eight rounds test, but I am determined to do well and I know I will win.”
“I have been preparing very thoroughly for the contest, which is an incredible opportunity for me as part of the undercard on what is the biggest fight anywhere in these islands throughout this year.”
Cummings is a big favourite going into his clash with Victor Garcia, but he is mindful the Spaniard comes to the ring with talent and power.
“I reckon this guy is actually a decent fighter and a look at his record will show that he has won eighteen fights and nine of them have been won by knockouts, so he will take a bit of watching.”