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Cunningham Confirms Singapore Title Defence

Cuningham Confirms

Defence in Singapore

As mentioned in a interview with Jon Pegg a few weeks ago on bbcolumn.com's Welcome to Fightden, WBC International Middleweight Champion Craig Cunningham has confirmed on social media that he will be defending his title in the far east Country of Singapore. The Olympian Slayer who last year defended and won 2 Midlands area titles and then beat 20 to 1 odds by stopping former Olympic medalist Anthony Ogogo to win the WBC title has had a frustrating start to 2017. This year Craig has had a British title shot cancel and has missed out on fighting on the big Matchroom show and has had to tick over on small hall shows to keep himself active. Cunningham has made his frustrations clear in Interviews informing me he just what's to be in big fights now as he fines it hard to get up for 4 and 6 round fights.

At the moment I have not got any more details about who Cunningham is fighting or the date, but Craig has agreed to come on to Welcome to Fightden (bbcolumn.com) next week to talk about the fight.

Here is a little bit of Info on Singapore

Singapore

Country in Asia

Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore's circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha's teeth.

10 facts about Singapore

1. Singapore was called Singapura, which translates as Lion City in Sanskrit, by a Sumatran Prince after he thought he saw a lion on the island (it was probably a tiger).

2. In Singapore 1 October is a national day dedicated to children under the age of 12, they are given presents and treats by their parents and teachers and on the Friday of that week they have the day off school.

3. Singapore is a city, a capital and a state all at once, making it one of only three City States in the world.

4. Most Singaporeans choose to boil their water before drinking it (although the tap water is fine to drink without purification) and will often drink it warm.

5. Singapore is made up of one large island and 63 small, mostly uninhabited, surrounding islands.

6. If you are given a present in Singapore, it is rude to open it in front of the person who gave it you, it’s polite to wait and open the gift later.

7. Chewing gum is banned in Singapore, except for those with a medical prescription.

8. Singapore imports sand and fresh water from Malaysia.

9. The Great Singapore Duck Race is held every year in order to raise money for charity. In 2002 it broke a world record with more than 123,000 toy ducks racing on the Singapore River.

10. Singapore has the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, which is a towering 35 meters high! It’s in Gardens by the Bay, which is an indoor garden housing over 500,000 plants from across the world.

Dexter's Thoughts

I was so happy to hear that the Birmingham Boxing Columns boxer of the year Craig has got a big fight lined up and to be traveling to Singapore to defend your title is defiantly one off the bucket list. This is the 3rd big fight announced this week for Birmingham boxers with Eggington's European defence, Davis's British title shot and now Cunningham going international and defending his title in the far east all these talented fighters are putting Birmingham boxing firmly on the map. I message Craig today and he has agreed to come to Fightden and have a chat about his up and coming fight on the bbcolumn's show Welcome to Fightden, I look forward to getting all the details off Craig next week and after her comes back victorous some of the Big promotion companies sign him up so he can continue to be in big money fights.