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I can help gifted Cummings unleash his massive potential, insists Moore


By David Kelly

Coach Jamie Moore believes Conrad Cummings is a changed man as he prepares for an all-Irish duel with Luke Keeler on the undercard at the SSE Arena on Saturday night.

Cummings has been working with Moore in Manchester since his split from Cyclone Promotions and coach Shane McGuigan last year and is hoping that 2018 will prove to be his most successful year so far.

Cummings and Keeler are expected to provide a tasty appetiser ahead of Carl Frampton's clash with Nonito Donaire and Moore is expecting to see the Tyrone man replicate the work he has seen in the gym over the past three months.

"For me it was about getting Conrad to relax more, to stay more relaxed and let his punches flow and I feel he has been doing that," said Moore, who along with Frampton and Cummings, will also be in the corner of light-heavyweight Steven Ward.

"This is a good test for Conrad, we know what Keeler is all about and I want to see Conrad just go out and execute the game plan in a calm way and I really want people to see how good his jab is because in the past it is something that he seems to have forgotten about.

"I feel that he has made big strides in the gym and now it's about doing it on fight night. He is certainly enjoying the gym and I can honestly say that this was the best camp I have ever been involved with. Every one of the lads got on really well and that vibe has helped them all."

Cummings, who will be defending his WBO European middleweight title, also feels that linking up with Moore has made a real difference to his game.

"Jamie was a similar, pressure fighter to me so he knows what I need to be doing and how I need to fight. We seem to have gelled very well and now I'm really looking forward to letting my boxing do the talking. Keeler's a good boxer but there's only one winner so bring it on," said Cummings.

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