Saturday, 18 July 2015

Sports Minister congratulates local boxers

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has congratulated Carl Frampton and Conrad Cummings on their wins in Texas tonight.

Carl Frampton successfully defended his IBF World Super-bantamweight title in a really close fight against Alejándro González Jr and Conrad Cummings also defeated Mexican Oscar Riojas in El Paso.

The Minister said:  “Huge congratulations to Carl Frampton and Conrad Cummings on their wins tonight in El Paso.  Our local boxing stars are continuing to shine and do us proud.  Hopefully, tonight will be the start of a great career and exposure in America for Carl and Conrad.

“Carl showed great skill and determination throughout a tough fight.  González Jr pushed Frampton hard but Carl was rewarded at the end of twelve rounds by retaining his world title.  Conrad defeated Riojas in the 2nd round.

“Carl Frampton and Conrad Cummings, along with other local boxers, are a real inspiration to young people and have encouraged them to visit their local clubs and try out the sport. Once again congratulations to Conrad and to Carl, who is returning home still Super-bantamweight World Champion.”

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