Tyrone's European champ joins Frampton in announcing split from McGuigans

‘After a recent meeting it was clear that our time has come to an end as a team,’ said Conrad Cummings.

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JUST OVER A MONTH after former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton ended his association with manager Barry McGuigan, trainer Shane McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions, his close friend and former stablemate Conrad Cummings has followed suit.

Coalisland middleweight Cummings won the WBO European title back in March, and featured prominently alongside Frampton in recent BBC documentary series Fight Game: The McGuigans.

Cummings attended today’s Frank Warren press conference in Belfast’s Ulster Hall, during which Frampton announced his return to the ring, and this evening confirmed that he too had parted company with the McGuigan family and their business.

“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 told fans 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 closest around me I believe it is time to move on.

Cummings continued: “I cannot wait to start the next chapter of my career and the big fights that lie ahead. I hope I still get the great support I have always had, thank-you!

“Onwards and upwards.”

The 26-year-old ‘Dynamite’, whose promising amateur career saw him fight in the prestigious World Series of Boxing in 2013, is now in the market for a new trainer as well as management and promotional teams.

Cummings, ranked number 13 in the world by the WBO, has recently been linked with a fight versus WBO World middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.

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