Boxing: Jason Cunningham on a revenge mission in Battle of England

Jason Cunningham (right) fights for the English bantamweight title at the Dome on Saturday night.
Jason Cunningham (right) fights for the English bantamweight title at the Dome on Saturday night.

Jason Cunningham is out to deliver a present for his new stable mates - revenge.

The Woodlands fighter will face Scott Gladwin for the vacant English bantamweight title on Saturday night at the Dome.

Gladwin has twice fought members of Stefy Bull’s stable of fighters, to which Cunningham is now signed. After falling victim to Gavin McDonnell in September 2012, Gladwin returned to Doncaster to defeat Connor Nixon last April.

While the English title is his ultimate prize, avenging Nixon’s defeat is high on Cunningham’s agenda.

“I definitely want some revenge for the lads,” the 24-year-old told the Star.

“He’s been to the Dome twice already and there’s no way he’s getting away with winning the last time.

“Stefy knows plenty about Gladwin and I’m sure the gameplan will be right. I’m just in there to do the business and make sure that English title comes back home to Doncaster.”

Former ABA champion Cunningham started his professional career in the flyweights but despite a 100 per cent record over his first nine bouts, he sees his future at bantamweight.

He said: “I feel much stronger with those extra pounds on and it’s been a much more comfortable camp.

“I’m bang on the weight and I’m feeling good.

“It’s been the best camp that I’ve ever had and I’m over the moon with how it’s gone.

“There’s no way that I’m not going to win that title.”

Cunningham has spent most of his boxing life fighting out of Hull but returned ‘home’ to Doncaster late last year to sign with Bull, who is promoting Saturday night’s Battle of England show.

Other Doncaster fighters on the bill include Adam Jones, Connor Nixon, Luke Crowcroft, Mickey Davies, Thomas Harty Jnr, Josh Morgan and Aston Jolly.