The 26-year-old lightweight only debuted less than four months ago but has already racked up four quickfire wins.
The southpaw can make that five this weekend s he takes his first step up, graduating to six rounders versus tough Slovak Ivan Godor.
It’s all part of a plan for the Turf Lodge starlet which will see him fighting, he hopes, for the British title next summer.
There are those that might argue that things are moving too fast but the ‘The Public Nuisance’ has stacked up the fights and certainly put in performances which suggest he may be ready for a step up.
“I’m always in the gym working and this is very much just the apprenticeship. This will be fifth fight so I feel I’ll be going into the new year looking at titles.”
While it will be too early to jump into British or Commonwealth title fights, a win over Godor could lead to the BUI Celtic avenue. The eight-round title at lightweight looks to be tied up with Martin Quinn and Karl Kelly rematching in the new year but Victor Rabei’s light welterweight strap could appeal.
That, however, would be getting ahead of oneself, and McComb has a job to do first versus Godor [20(6)-69(4)-4] who has brought both Davey Oliver Joyce and Ray Moylette, who headlines a TG4 card in Mayo on Friday night, the distance.
It is the West Belfast man’s first fight home after his impressive appearance on the Matchroom DAZN card in Boston as recently as October and he is looking forward to fighting in front of his home crowd at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.
The European Games bronze medallist impressed in Boston where he stopped Peruvian Carlos Galindo before the cameras began rolling.
Looking back, McComb described how “the American atmosphere was class. They just cheer for everything – every punch you throw. The arena wasn’t full but whenever I threw a combination, there were a few Americans going crazy for it.”
“I was bringing shots around the side and bringing his elbows round to make space up the middle, then I finished him with a body shot. I don’t care about getting them out of there early but it looks good on your record.”
“I’m looking forward to returning to Belfast now. I was satisfied with my performance in America. It took me a round or two to get going because I knew nothing about the guy due to a lack of video footage.”