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Coalisland boxer Conrad Cummings suffers controversial first defeat at the hands of Ronny Mittag, while Belfast fighter Paddy Gallagher loses to Tamuka Mucha

By David Kelly

Conrad Cummings suffered a controversial first defeat of his career when Ronny Mittag was given a split decision points victory after 10 rough rounds in their IBF inter-continental middleweight title fight at the SSE Wembley Arena, London.

Cummings seemed to have done enough to deserve the decision but two judges gave it to the German 96-94 and the other to the Coalisland man 96-94. The loss was the first suffered by coach Shane McGuigan.

There was more disappointment when Belfast man Paddy Gallagher lost a British welterweight title eliminator with Tamuka Mucha of Reading on the same Cyclone Promotions bill.

With very little between the two, Mucha looked to have just about done enough to deserve the decision. One judge had it a draw 95-95 and the other two gave it to Mucha 97-94.

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