Discipline first for title-chasing Jason Cunningham

Jason Cunningham
Jason Cunningham

Reigning in his desire for a war will be key to successful bid for the Commonwealth bantamweight title for Jason Cunningham tonight.

That is what the man himself has admitted as he heads into his clash with Nasibu Ramadhani at iceSheffield tonight.

The boxing skills of the Woodlands fighter are clear to see but he has been undone in the past by a lack of tactical discipline which has seen him drawn into wars.

But he is determined to make that a thing of the past.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard on discipline in the ring,” Cunningham said.

“I know that I’ve been drawn into things I shouldn’t have been in the past and I don’t want it happening again.

“I’ve shown my boxing skill in the past. You don’t win an ABA title without it.

“And I’ve done it as a professional. It’s just about staying disciplined when you need to.

“There will be times when getting involved in a war is needed but I’m not doing myself any favours in getting drawn in.”

Opponent Ramadhani has won 15 of his 21 fights, stopping seven opponents.

The 23-year-old is unbeaten in his last four fights, winning three and drawing one.

He has only fought outside his native Tanzania on one previous occasion, losing to the unbeaten Nikolay Potapov in Russia two years ago.