Cunningham hopes for a warm front

Jason Cunningham is set to face Scott Glavin
Jason Cunningham is set to face Scott Glavin

Jason Cunningham hopes the weather improves for his next fight outdoors.

The Woodlands southpaw, aged 23, won his British Masters flyweight fight against Uzzy Ahmed at the Keepmoat Stadium and will be fighting on the pitch again in June.

This time the Hull-based fighter will be a part of the professional debut of his stablemate Luke Campbell at Hull KR’s Craven Park on July 13.

He’s hopeful that the sun will be out as he bids to become English champion.

“It was cold fighting on Saturday night but I got the job done after four rounds when his corner pulled him out,” said Cunningham.

“I was on after Jamie McDonnell but I only watched the first two rounds because I wanted to stay warm before I fought. It really was cold but it’s an experience I’m used to now.

“The next fight’s going to be a big occasion again because Luke is the star of Hull after winning the gold medal.

“There was talk of it being at the KC Stadium which is bigger but with the football team being promoted it’s now going to be there instead.”

The preliminary plan is for Cunningham to take on Halifax’s Scott Gladwin, who beat Connor Nixon at the Dome last month, with the winner then being put forward to take on whomever the British champion is.

Whilst disappointed that he won’t be involved in a Doncaster derby Cunningham is already preparing to become English champion.

“I would have liked Connor to have won and fought him because we’re both from Doncaster and it would have been built as a bigger fight,” said Cunningham.

“In reality it doesn’t make much difference because Gladwin’s a southpaw too so my preparation will be much the same.”

Kevin Satchell is the British champion at flyweight but he defends a week before against Scot Iain Butcher in Liverpool.