Feature | Oct 13 2017

Jason Cunningham: ‘There’s no way I’m losing that belt to Bellotti’

Jason Cunningham fights Reece Bellotti tonight at York Hall. Matt Bevan speaks to the Commonwealth champion
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COMMONWEALTH featherweight champion Jason Cunningham is ready to drag the highly touted Reece Bellotti into a dog fight when the pair clash on the latest edition of Matchroom Boxing’s NXT GEN Series at the York Hall on Friday.

Bellotti has cut a path of destruction through the pro ranks since he turned over, but Cunningham will be a stiff test for the Watford man. Cunningham insists this fight will top off a long road back to the main stage, after his 2015 defeat to Kal Yafai, and he is refusing to let the opportunity slip through his fingers.

The 28-year-old from Doncaster has compiled a 23-3 record, with 6 KO’s, and picked up the title with a win against Ben Jones back in April as the road fighter, so he assures us that he is anything but fazed at the prospect of travelling to Bellotti’s backyard to defend his belt.