Sport: Knockout weekend of sport in South Tyrone

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th September 2014 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye / Cyclone Promotions''Cyclone Promotions 'Titanic Showdown' at Titanic  Belfast - Carl Frampton's IBF World Super Bantamweight title challenge of Spanish Champion Kiko Martinez.''Conrad Cummings vs Robert Talarek
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th September 2014 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye / Cyclone Promotions''Cyclone Promotions 'Titanic Showdown' at Titanic Belfast - Carl Frampton's IBF World Super Bantamweight title challenge of Spanish Champion Kiko Martinez.''Conrad Cummings vs Robert Talarek

You may think cost involved and live television screening might deter some supporters from attending, but Conrad Cummings’ fans will be there in force on Saturday night.

That’s when the Coalisland boxer will be bidding for his sixth straight win as a rookie professional - and he promises the travelling support that he will put ona show for them.

Cummings is rightly proud of the fact that he will be in action in the first terrestrial televised boxing for years and he’s looking forward to it with immense anticipation.

“It’s quite an honour and I am tremendously excited to be first man on screen next Saturday night” stated Conrad as he returned home to wind down after eight weeks of tough training in England.

“I’m just on my way down the motorway after getting in, before having a training session in Belfast. As we get closer to the fight date, so the excitement is starting to get even more intense” he revealed.

Cummings is being tipped to reach the very top by manager Shane McGuigan, and his former world champion father Barry, and the Tyrone star is determined to extend a five match winning sequence against a Spanish opponent who is also very highly rated.

“He is unbeaten is his three or four bouts to date and they are expecting great things of him in the future, but I am confident that I will be the winner.

“I am very confident and I know there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance, but I have put in a lot of hard work and am very well prepared, both mentally and physically, with something like 80 rounds of sparring behind me over the last eight weeks - quality sparring against some top amateurs and a few professionals.

“I have had a few slight injuries and niggles, but I am in great shape and determined to put on a good show for the 400 plus of my growing fan base who are coming to watch me.

“I’d like to thank every one of the loyal fans and I promise I will put on a big show for them” added the 22 year old.