Boxing: Jason Cunningham set for title push after successful featherweight bow

Stefy Bull is looking to manoeuvre Jason Cunningham into title contention quickly after his successful first outing at featherweight.

Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 8:22 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:42 am
Photo: Dean Atkins
Photo: Dean Atkins

The Woodlands fighter comfortably out-pointed Jamie Speight at The Dome last weekend as he made the step up to 126lbs.

Trainer and manager Bull feels the former English and Commonwealth bantamweight champion should be inserted into the domestic title picture in his new weight class.

“We’ll be looking to get Jason’s name in the conversation for English and British titles,” Bull told the Free Press.

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“The British title is a bit tied up at the minute but we want Jason to be in position for it when everything clears up.

“He’s proven himself at lower weights and it was a great start for him at featherweight.

“He’s the Ice Man and he stayed cool and calm in a comfortable performance.

“The scoring (98-94) was a bit tighter than I saw it but he’ll take a lot of confidence from it.”

Saturday’s show, promoted by Bull, was a sell out and he declared it his best event so far.

Also on the bill, Stainforth’s Aston Jolly suffered a surprise second round stoppage defeat to Evaldas Korsakas.

The main event saw Barnsley’s Josh Wale win his first major domestic title, beating Ramesh Ahmadi to claim the English bantamweight title.