CUNNINGHAM AIMS TO CONQUER KING

Jason Cunningham (8-0, 1KO) isn’t underestimating Cardiff’s Kyle King (3-2) ahead of their clash on Saturday night, despite having a domestic title shot all but secured. The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) have nominated Cunningham to face Nathan Reeve for the English flyweight title before the end of the year but he must first overcome King who is a can of confidence following a link up with retired-champion-now-trainer Jamie Arthur. The pair, both aged 23, face-off on Mick Hennessy’s ‘Undefeated’ promotion at the Rotherham Magna Centre and it marks King’s first fight in 18 months but Cunningham isn’t becoming complacent. Cunningham said, “My head has got to be on the game. It’s only four rounds because he’s been out of action for a while so there’s not a lot of time,” “I’ve seen a bit of him on the pads with his trainer Jamie Arthur and I think Jamie was throwing more shots than he was but I can’t read too much into it.” “He also lost to Uzzy Ahmed who I beat last time but that does not really mean much.” “To become English champion in front of my home fans in Doncaster would be ideal for me.” “We could have had the fight on this show but he (Reeve) claimed that he had an ear infection. If I have to I’ll go down there but I’d rather win the title in South Yorkshire.”  

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