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‘I’m going to win this fight in style’ – Gavin Gwynne confident he can stop Sean McCombs rapid rise

Gavin Gwynne [12(2)-2(1)] believes he will defeat Sean McComb [11(5)-0]and do it in style.

The former Welsh champion takes on the rising Irish prospect on a #MTKFightNight in January and goes into the clash full of confidence.

The 30-year-old has lost the two times he has stepped up to elite domestic level, having being out pointed by Joe Cordina in a British and Commonwealth title fight and stopped by Belfast’s James Tennyson in a vacant British title fight as recent as August of this year.

McComb hasn’t quiet achieved to the level of Cordina or ‘Tenny’ as of yet, but is deemed a hot prospect and has aced a host of early career tests en route to this fight.

Still Gwynne remains confident he can halt ‘The Public Nuisance’s’ rise when the meet in the first month of next year.

“I have learned a lot from the massive fights that I’ve been in during my career, and I’m going to win this fight in style.”

The Merthyr Tydfil suggests experience will prove a key factor in the fight being settled in his favour.


He only has three more fights on his slate and one more win to his name than his Belfast counterpart, but indirectly points to the magnitude of some of those bouts and the level of opposition when predicting victory.

“I’m really happy to start the year with a bang. I boxed for my first title within seven fights and I’ve been in with some good lads as well, so that stands me in good stead for this fight.

McComb has stepped up incrementally and impressively over since early 2009. The 28-year-old is just 11 fights in but already holds wins over two time British title challenger Troy James, noted test Renald Garrido, Emiliano Rodriguez, Maximiliano Godoy and Siar Ozgul.

On the wins front it’s a more impressive CV than his January foe, yet Gwynne is deemed another step up. His performance against Joe Cordina and the fact he has fought for the British title twice may fuel that opinion.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com