Cunningham gets the job done in Commonwealth warm-up bout

Jason Cunningham v Brett Fidoe
Jason Cunningham v Brett Fidoe

It was not the bout he wanted but Jason Cunningham nevertheless got the job done at the Dome on Saturday night.

Cunningham was meant to face Nasibu Ramadhani for the vacant Commonwealth bantamweight title only for the Tanzanian to withdraw through illness.

And while the bout was quickly rescheduled for May 15 in Sheffield, Woodlands fighter Cunningham still competed on Saturday, easing to a 60-54 six round win over Evesham’s Brett Fidoe,

Stainforth light-middleweight Aston Jolly registered his sixth paid victory in a four rounder against Hull’s bearded Paul O’Brien, referee Mark Lyson of Liverpool awarding him a shut-out 40-36 victory.

Harworth debutant Andy White, a super-middle, found himself on the wrong end of a 39-38 scoreline after a close tussle with Aberystwyth pro Jamie Ambler.

Steven Hale maintained his 100 per cent record with a comfortable points win over Sheffield’s Qasim Hussain.

The Conisbrough lightweight even had to survive attacks from Hussain’s head en route to victory.

Referee John Lathan deducted Hussain two points in the third round for illegal use of the head. But it did not really affect proceedings with Hale in control throughout.

Latham awarded him a 40-34 decision, moving him to a perfect six wins from six professional fights.