BACK ON – McComb to fight two time British title challenger for Commonwealth title in Dubai

Sean McComb [11(5)-0] will fight Gavin Gwynne [12(2)-1(1)] for the lightweight Commonwealth title in Dubai, as the potential breakthrough fight was officially rescheduled today.

Not long after it was suggested the southpaw would be rewarded for a standout rise through the ranks with a first career title tilt in early 2021 – the Commonwealth title fight was confirmed for January 22 and Kirby.

However, the BBBofC cancelled boxing in Britian for January, meaning the fight and card had to be postponed.

The showdown between the two men now takes place as part of MTK’s Dubai Series and will play out on the undercard of Lee McGregor and Karim Guerfi’s European bantamweight title fight.

Gwynne will be known to Irish fight fans having fought James Tennyson as recent as August.

‘The Assassin’ stopped the 30-year-old to claim the British title. It was the second time the Merthyr Tydfil native had challenged for the strap, he gave Joe Cordina a good test a year previous.

It represents another solid step up for the Holy Trinity graduate and victory over the former Welsh champion for the Commonwealth title would set the much talked about prospect up for another big year.

Speaking when the fight was first made new father McComb said : “I’ve been wanting to drop to lightweight for a while but there was a delay while we were trying to get a suitable opponent. I had to stay at super-lightweight for one more fight, but now we can put that behind us and push towards big things at lightweight.”

Jonny Stapleton

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