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Conrad Cummings could follow Frampton to Warren after McGuigan split


By Adam McKendry

Having lost Carl Frampton, Barry McGuigan has suffered another blow - he has also lost European title holder Conrad Cummings.

Coalisland man Cummings, who currently holds the WBO European middleweight crown, announced in a statement yesterday that he had decided to part ways with McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions.

On top of that, in remarkably similar fashion to good friend Frampton, Cummings also revealed he has split from trainer Shane McGuigan.

"I would like (to) announce that I have parted company with Barry McGuigan as my manager, Shane McGuigan as my trainer and Cyclone Promotions as my promotional team," Cummings wrote in a statement on Twitter.

"I want to thank Barry, Shane, all of the McGuigans and Cyclone Promotions for the opportunities they have offered me to date.

"After a recent meeting it was clear that our time has come to an end as a team. Also, after speaking with my family and those closest around me, I believe it is time to move on."

Cummings, who boasts an 11-1-1 record, is expected to follow Frampton and sign with Frank Warren, however further details on his future will be announced in the coming weeks.

"I cannot wait to start the next chapter of my career and the big fights that lie ahead," the 26-year-old continued. "I hope I still get the great support I have always had. Thank you."

Cummings hasn't fought since March when he defeated Gogi Knezevic in Edinburgh for the WBO European title.

He was due to defend his title in July against Poland's Robert Swierzbinski on the undercard to Frampton's fight with Andres Gutierrez before it was unfortunately cancelled.

Cummings has expressed his desire to progress to a World title fight as quickly as possible, and he clearly believes that this will come with a new promoter.

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