Conrad Cummings and Alfredo Meli battle to a standstill

Coalisland's Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings.
Coalisland's Conrad 'Dynamite' Cummings.

Conrad Cummings and Alfredo Meli fought out a majority draw in their Celtic title clash at the Waterfront Hall last night.

The three judges scored it 96-93, 92-95 and 94-94.

It was a great fight and both fighters proved their worth at the Belfast venue.

Cummings got off to great start as he had Meli down in the first but then he himself was wobbled by Meli after the Immaculata fighter got up off the canvas after a standing eight count.

The second was another cracker with both fighters having their successes and the crowd were loving it.

Meli did well in the third but Cummings kept pushing forward. Game on.

Cummings went on the attack in the fourth catching Meli with some solid shots but the Belfast fighter was still in the fight, but would Cummings’ full time training come through in the later rounds.

Round five and Meli did some show boating and he looked the more dynamic while Cummings seemed to a bit flat but it was still very close.

Both fighters started to tire in the sixth but neither got the upper hand.

Cummings caught Meli with a good right hand but the southpaw came firing back.

With three rounds left both fighters kept pushing forward and Meli hit the deck but it was a push.

With two rounds left it was all to play for, both fighters were warned by the referee for foul play and then deducted a point each. Cummings then had a big finish to the round.

Into the last and it was all to play for and both fighters gave their all but it ended in a majority draw.

Earlier in the night Marc McCullough saw off the challenge of Sergio Prado 100-90 after ten good rounds.

It was a good win for McCullough after his shock defeat in the summer and hopefully he will gain confidence from the victory.

Prado started well but McCullough upped the pressure and his Spanish opponent struggled with the pace in the opening stages.

The Spaniard however was hard to tag and a game of cat and mouse was on the cards.

The Belfast fighter kept pushing but Prado kept moving and holding when McCullough got too close for comfort.

But Prado still looked dangerous at times, so McCullough had to be careful.

It was more of the same in the seventh with McCullough advancing, while Prado kept on the move.

The Belfast fighter upped the tempo in the last three rounds and got the job done.

“I am pleased with the win. He was tricky but I got the job done. I can now look to 2016 with confidence,” added McCullough.

Scottish star Josh Taylor blew away Daniel Minescu in less than a round.

Taylor just had too much for his Romanian opponent.