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Irish lightweights to fight on Eddie Hearn’s Fight Camp?

Irish lightweight duo Sean McComb [10(5)-0] and Gary Cully [10(5)-0] are hoping to secure slots on the Matchroom Fight Camp series.

The two exciting emerging talents won’t fight each other – it’s been made clear that the MTK pair will be kept apart until they reach European level at least – but are in talks with regard to appearing on Sky Sports this summer.

Matchroom, Sky, DAZN, and promoter Hearn will host four fight nights on consecutive weekends, starting July 25th. Each card will host five fights – and Hearn is hoping to make as many 50-50 domestic clashes as possible.

According to Jamie Conlan, Belfast’s McComb remains set to fight recent James Tennyson foe Craig Evans. The rescheduled clash looked likely to play out on an #MTKFightNight, but Irish-boxing.com understands there has been talks with regard to having it on the Fight Camp series.

Irish lightweight champion Cully was also set for a step up versus Maxi Hughes on a YouTube bill, but it’s now rumoured that Sky and DAZN-broadcast fight nights could be the home for his next clash.

It remains to be seen if Sky distancing themselves from Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury negotiations and the issues surrounding that will have an effect on Fight Camp matches but – unlike BT Sport – the biggest British boxing broadcaster did not mention MTK in their statement.

Not to mention that a sizeable amount of Matchroom fighters are signed to the management company.

Welterweight Paddy Gallagher is also rumoured to be in contention to appear on one of the four fight cards. ‘The Pat Man’ is one of a number names being considered as an opponent for Conor Benn after it emerged British and Commonwealth champion Chris Jenkins’ promoter wasn’t keen on the former Gallagher foe fighting on a Matchroom card.

The Fight Camp run looks set to start on July 25th, Hearn has made it be known the last of the four shows will be pay-per-view and should include Katie Taylor’s eagerly anticipated clash with Amanda Serrano.

Jason Quigley could take on Ireland’s Last Man Standing runner-up Jack Cullen on that same card and James Tennyson’s British title fight with Gavin Gwynne is another that looks set to populate one of the back-garden fight nights.

Tommy McCarthy has also called for a slot, pointing out he wants to invoke his European title mandatory status next month or in early August.

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