It’s another noted step up for Sean McComb [8(4)-0], but one he is confident he can pass with relative ease.
The quick out of the blocks Belfast fighter faces Argentina’s Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez [23(9)-4(0)] as he seeks to chalk up a ninth consecutive victory at the Ulster Hall on October 11.
The Turf Lodge fighter’s last four bouts have represented earlier than expected tests, none more so than Renald Garrido, who he out pointed with surprising ease last time out.
He continues his fast rate of progression on the undercard of Paddy Barnes’ clash with European champion Jay Harris – and is confident he will register another victory.
“I know he’s very tough. He’s never been stopped and he’s a lot more fights than me. He’s got a lot more experience but in terms of talent and work ethic, I believe I tick the boxes,” said McComb.
“I know he’s going to come and he’s going to be game just like Garrido was but I believe he’s more open than Garrido and has slower feet, so I don’t see much of a problem for me.
“At the same time, it’s a good step up for me and it’s another new experience at the right time.”
The pace at with McComb has been moved may look surprising, but in fairness to the 27- year-old his performances to date have left his team with little option but to increase the level of opposition.
The fighter himself isn’t complaining and is happy with being fast tracked.
“This is boxing. I aspire to be world champion and that’s the only reason I turned professional. I didn’t do it to say I’m a professional boxer or have it as a hobby. I turned pro to step up these levels so soon.”