Sean McComb [11(5)-0] will fight Gavin Gwynne [12(2)-1(1)] for the lightweight Commonwealth title in Kirby on January 22.
It’s been suggested the southpaw would be rewarded for a standout rise through the ranks with a first career title tilt in early 2021 – and the Commonwealth strap has been mentioned by the fighter himself and manager Jamie Conlan in recent weeks.
Gwynne’s name has been churned out by the rumour mill of late – and it’s emerged today the Welsh native will provide the latest step up for ‘The Public Nuisance’.
The showdown between the two men takes place at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, on the undercard of the European bantamweight title fight between Karim Guefi and Lee McGregor, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
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 about the clash Promoter Lee Eaton said: “We’re thrilled to add this superb fight for the Commonwealth title to our huge MTK Fight Night event in January.
“Sean McComb has had his sights set on dropping to lightweight for a while, and he has the chance to win a belt in this fantastic battle with Gavin Gwynne
“We’ve seen Gwynne fight for the British title twice already, so it’s a tough test for Sean, but we’re excited to see how things unfold.”